Army refers detainees to competent authorities

JANUARY 16, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) The Army Command – Orientation Directorate issued on Friday the following statement:

“Yesterday evening, during the intervention of an Army force in a quarrel between citizens in Beddawi – Tripoli as a result of family disputes which evolved into armed fighting, the aforementioned force received gunshots from the wanted Khaled Zakaria Al-Khaled which prompted LAF elements to respond with fire and wound the shooter who was later transferred to a hospital for treatment. (…) The Army also arrested during the quarrel the wanted Khaled Akram al-Hajj Dib.

On the other hand, an Army patrol raided the house of Osman Mohammad Abdullah in Tebbeneh – Tripoli but could not find him. However, LAF elements seized inside the house a number of grenades, weapons, light ammunition, an explosive belt, electric detonators and wireless trapping devices in addition to flags of a terrorist organization.

The Army forces later arrested in Arsal the Lebanese Omar Ali Hujairi who was trying to smuggle food and equipment on board a tractor to the mountain area, in a camouflaged way.

Also, an Army patrol at dawn today (Friday) arrested in the locality of Haret Hreik – Beirut’s southern suburbs, the wanted Muhammad Ali Alou, for daring on 06/06/2014, in association with others, to fire at Army elements in the locality of Al-Marj in Hermel.

All the arrested persons were referred, along with the seizures, to the relevant authorities for further action.”