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Army arrests suspected robber in Bekaa

  • Motorists drive on the highway leading to Barr Elias and Kamed al-Loz in Bekaa, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Army intelligence arrested a suspect in the Bekaa Valley wanted on several arrest warrants, a statement from the military said Friday.

Merhej Mohammad Jaafar is wanted for robbing travelers on a Syrian bus in the area of Tal al-Abyad in Baalbek in January, the statement said.

He is also wanted for opening fire against several citizens in Younine last month, the statement said.

The military launched an investigation with the suspect.

 
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