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Army arrests suspects over Beirut clashes

File - Lebanese soldiers on armored vehicles patrol the area in Beirut's southern suburbs, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: The Army said Tuesday it arrested four people from Beirut's southern suburbs who were involved in clashes last week.

In a statement, the military identified the suspects as Ali Jamaleddine, Hasan Rafik Meqdad, Abbas Ali Nassereddine, and Maher Issam Al-Ali.

They are wanted on several warrants for discharging weapons, threatening citizens, and attacking soldiers, the statement said.

Members of the Nassereddine and Meqdad families engaged in armed clashes last week, wounding seven people in the Jamous neighborhood.

The Army also said it also arrested Syrian Faisal Saleh Ikhlif for firing shots in Bir Hasan





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