Lebanon News

Army detains four, raids warehouse in n. Lebanon

Lebanese soldiers on armored personnel carrier patrol the area in the Mina area in Tripoli, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army detained four people in the northern city of Tripoli and discovered a large quantity of weapons after raiding a warehouse Wednesday, part of the government-commissioned security plan.

In a statement, the Army said it apprehended the owner of a store and a warehouse, after it raided the warehouse and confiscated “a large quantity of weapons, ammunition, hand grenades, and material used to make bombs as well as military gear."

The man, currently under investigation, was identified by his initials as S.Z.

In a separate announcement, the Army said it arrested a man identified as R.A. in Al-Barraniyeh neighborhood suspected of shooting at a military unit, as well as two other suspects wanted for carrying out "sectarian attacks."

The military raided the house of one of the two and confiscated ammunition.

Last week, security forces led by the Army began implementing a security plan designed to restore law and order in the restive city of Tripoli and the northern and northeastern regions bordering Syria.





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