Syrian, 2 Lebanese Charged with Deadly Assault on Army

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State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged three people on Wednesday for killing Lebanese soldiers in the northeastern town of Arsal last month.

Saqr charged in absentia Mashhour Abdul Mawla al-Rifahi al-Wazir, a Syrian, for the premeditated attack on an army checkpoint in Arsal and for the murder of three soldiers on May 28.

The judge also charged two Lebanese, Ahmed Hussein Mohammed and Iman Shmaytiyeh, who are in detention, for taking part in the assault.

The suspects face the death penalty if convicted.

Saqr referred the file to the first Military Examining Magistrate.

As Safir daily reported on Monday that the Syrian suspect had fled to Syria.

Comments 2
Missing theobserver 05 June 2013, 14:39

At last, someone got arrested from killing a Lebanese soldier !
Too bad they didn't arrest the ones who killed the officer and other soldiers in Arsal last time.

Thumb Senescence 06 June 2013, 01:39

For a moment I thought it was Lebanon that sentenced the killer to death, but I realized Lebanon doesn't have the death penalty.

I'm firmly against the death penalty, so I won't applaud the act. I'd rather he rot away in prison this person who killed the noble martyr, the Lebanese soldier, those under whose wings we prosper and thrive in unity. Filth!