BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army announced Wednesday the arrest of one suspect in the Qammoua attack and said another was found dead.
“After a series of raids, the Lebanese Army managed to arrest Baraa al-Kik, one of the [suspects] involved in the attack, while Ali Taleb, who opened fire on the Army, was found dead after committing suicide,” the military said in a statement.
Lt. Joe Farfour, 22, and Sgt. Fawzi Abed Ali, 32, were killed and another wounded in what the military called an “ambush” late Tuesday in the northern Akkar region of Qammoua.
The assault came hours after a Salafist preacher warned of major fallout in response to the Lebanese Army’s security measures in Tripoli.
The mayor of the Akkar village of Fneideq, Khaldoun Taleb, condemned the attack and said his nephew, Ali Hussein Taleb, was behind the ambush. He called for his immediate arrest.