BEIRUT: More supporters of fugitive Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Al-Assir were detained over the weekend, judicial sources told The Daily Star Monday.
Amid Assadi, a Palestinian national who was a personal assistant of Assir, was detained outside the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain Al-Hilweh in Sidon, south Lebanon.
Assadi was questioned by Lebanese authorities and then referred to Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghaida, they said.
Four other wanted suspects linked to the Salafist sheikh were detained and are set to be questioned Tuesday, the sources said.
Assir and his followers were involved in fierce clashes in the southern Sidon suburb of Abra in June that left dozens of soldiers and Salafist fighters dead.
Nearly 40 people including Assir were charged with murder, arms possession and other crimes over the clashes.
Some of the accused remain at large including Assir and some of his closest associates.