DNA Samples Taken from Asir and Shaker Relatives to Identify Charred Bodies

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State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr has asked for the DNA samples of Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir's mother and the brother of singer-turned Salafist Fadel Shaker, the state-run National News Agency reported on Monday.

NNA said the results of the tests will be compared with the DNAs of two burned bodies found by the army after taking control of the complex of al-Asir near the southern city of Sidon following two days of heavy gunbattles last week.

Saqr, who is overseeing the initial investigation carried out by the military intelligence into the fighting in Abra, released nine people who had been arrested at the end of the battles.

Thirty suspects remain in custody, the agency added.

The fighting, which was sparked last Sunday when Asir's supporters opened fire on an army checkpoint, left around 18 soldiers and more than 20 gunmen dead.

The gunbattles concentrated in the area of Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque and nearby buildings.

Al-Asir, a 45-year-old cleric who supports the overwhelmingly Sunni rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, is no where to be found along with Shaker, a onetime prominent singer-turned Salafist.

Asir teamed up with him when around two years ago he began agitating for Hizbullah to disarm.

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Thumb Sanelebanese 01 July 2013, 14:28

For fairness, Hasan Nasrallah body was supposed to be charred 2005, when hizbsatan killed Rafiq Hariri and so on.

Thumb benzona 01 July 2013, 14:34

isn't it sad to pray for Israel to deal with him as they dealt with Sheikh Ahmad Yassin.....

Unfortunately, they won't eliminate their ally in crime that legitimize their presence hence a lousy Lebanese economy....

Thumb geha 01 July 2013, 17:55

nasrallah = hitler

Thumb benzona 01 July 2013, 14:36

I just learned I was uncle (khaal) since a couple of hours ago.... Danni, Zacharie, Jeffrey was born at 9:58 this morning.... lol. it doesn't make me any yougner

Thumb Lebanon4life 01 July 2013, 15:17

alf mabrouk :)

Thumb benzona 01 July 2013, 15:17

Merci!!! Trois prénoms on his ID! He's lucky and will be able to chose his favourite...

Thumb jabal10452 01 July 2013, 15:24

Mabrouk Ben!

Thumb benzona 01 July 2013, 23:29


Thumb Bandoul 01 July 2013, 16:11

Gongrats Ben :)

Thumb dandoun 01 July 2013, 17:54

mabrook ya khaal

Thumb benzona 01 July 2013, 23:29

he's going to be a dandoun like you.

Thumb benzona 01 July 2013, 18:54

Thank you everyone. Just came back from hospital and it's a handsome little boy...

Apparently, (la bienséance veut que) one has to say a child looks like his father.... Even if it is untrue..... Hehehehehe

Thumb mouallek 01 July 2013, 19:00

I wish the best for the newborn and his parents !

Thumb benzona 01 July 2013, 19:12

Il faut être fou pour faire des enfants en 2013 en pleine crise économique..... Je lui ai acheté le journal d'aujourd'hui pour plus tard afin qu'il puisse en vouloir à ses parents plus tard hehehe

Thumb benzona 01 July 2013, 23:29

hhehehehe spassiba ;-)

La trêve des confiseurs est terminée, back to our dirty business ;-)

Missing rami 01 July 2013, 14:38

a3tini bawseh hallak baddak ta3tini bawseh

Default-user-icon marvin (Guest) 01 July 2013, 14:44

was that last comment benzona, to proove you arent israeli?

Thumb joker37 01 July 2013, 14:53

that doesnt make sense. the gulf couldnt care less if he was barbecued alive. deplorable act by HA to murder and bbq assir and fadel shaker. the government should have imprisoned and executed them both. this extra judicial punishment will add resentment x 10 among sunni.

Missing blacksheep 01 July 2013, 15:05

Did you go to school in Libya. When Qaddafi claimed Imam Sadr is in Italy!?

Missing Lesbianese 01 July 2013, 15:12

Thank you hizbsatan for saving/using your weapon and be the root of splitting/charging the Middle East into Sunni Shiite conflict.

Thumb AngryLeb 01 July 2013, 15:32

True hizz has nothing to do with this Also Asir has always been the cause of trouble and I have always said that he is going to create chaos.
And he you go,, He killed the Army,

Missing beirutbastard00 02 July 2013, 00:49

Uf he killed the army?

Thumb Marc 01 July 2013, 15:48

The fact that he and Shaker weren't heard from, tells me that they were killed. It was clear that a decision to finish them up was taken ..... I can make the announcement for you... Assir's and Shaker were killed in the mosque during the fight

Missing forces 01 July 2013, 16:14

shaker killed asir softly with his song

Default-user-icon Moustapha (Guest) 01 July 2013, 16:21

I don't believe anything any and all the lebanese media broadcast these days. They are all a bunch of liars twisting the truth to achieve their own goals.
I am not defending al-Assir, However, if he is dead, then there is nothing to do about it anymore, but what if he is still alive, captured and taken to undisclosed location ?? The DNA test results can be forged just like anything else in this country.

I weep for the future of this country.

Missing Killuminati 01 July 2013, 17:48

7aka badreh!!

Missing lappeaudecouille 01 July 2013, 18:34

Khalo Benzona alf mabrouk!

Thumb jabal10452 01 July 2013, 18:52

Walla ana b2ellak hayda fatas. The government is just buying time to let it sink it so that we could be spared yet another "day of rage" with all the related carcinogens. Bass a "Day of Rage" is surely coming. Close you windows, turn off your AC and say goodbye to yet another tourist season.

Those losers who just voted themselves in power for another 17 months, what are they doing for the country? Which one of them is prepared to put ego, sect, tribe and wasta aside for the sake of those 10452 km?

Thumb jabal10452 01 July 2013, 19:13

I don't know... Why would the NNA spread rumors?

Thumb jabal10452 01 July 2013, 19:56

You're right. Nothing on the NNA site as far as I can see... Naharnet better put up a link to this information or their trustworthiness will hit a new low. I'm embarrassed.

Thumb jabal10452 01 July 2013, 20:05

STOP STOP ya77i, ya77i!


Read the last paragraph in the article.

OK Naharnet, you're still ok :-) please don't ban me for insulting Your Excellence In Reporting ;-)

Missing beirutbastard00 02 July 2013, 00:50


Thumb LebCynic 02 July 2013, 04:57

@ geha

nasrallah = hitler

It is with pride that we model ourselves on someone that eradicated more jew’s than anyone else in the world. Who do the like of you model themselves on queen Elizabeth??

Missing people-power 02 July 2013, 07:15

You're mom must be so proud of you