BEIRUT: A Lebanese man arrested over allegedly helping a key suspect of the Tripoli bombings to flee the country was handed over to police for interrogation Tuesday.
Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr demanded Tuesday that Ahmad Mohammad Ali be referred to the Internal Security Forces Information Branch for interrogation, a judicial source told The Daily Star.
Ali, who worked as a driver for the head of the pro-Assad Arab Democratic Party (ADP) Rifaat Eid, was arrested in the northern district of Akkar over the weekend for allegedly trying to assist a major suspect in the Aug. 23 twin bomb attacks outside two Tripoli mosques to flee Lebanon.
Eid and his mainly Alawite fighters entrenched in Tripoli's Jabal Mohsen neighborhood have been engaged in sporadic gun battles against neighboring Bab al-Tabbaneh gunmen in a proxy conflict of the Syrian war.
The ISF Information Branch has conducted a preliminary probe into the Tripoli bombings.
Earlier this month, Saqr charged seven people, including some members of the ADP, over the Tripoli bombings that killed at least 47 people and wounded hundreds.