BEIRIUT: Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr Friday charged eight Lebanese men, six of them at large, with attempting to carry out terrorist attacks and opening fire on Lebanese soldiers.
Saqr also charged the men with belonging to the Nusra Front and with arms possession.
Judicial sources told The Daily Star the two men were part of an eight-member armed ring that opened fire on Lebanese troops during this week’s crackdown to restore stability in the embattled northern city of Tripoli.
They said the other six men managed to flee after exchanging fire with soldiers during a military raid in Tripoli earlier this week.
The Army announced the arrests of 125 men during house raids in Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh as part of the security plan that kicked off in Tripoli Tuesday.