BEIRUT: The Internal Security Forces arrested Monday two Syrian nationals suspected of involvement in the killing of eight people on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal.
“G.M., female, born in 1997, and G.A., male, born in 2000, were arrested after their houses were raided,” an ISF statement said.
The statement said an investigation was launched after the body of Sleiman al-Hujeiri, 27, was found in his car in April in the al-Jamalah neighborhood of Arsal with shots to the head.
As a result of the probe, Baalbek’s judicial police unit was able to identify and locate the suspects.
“During interrogation ... [G.M.] admitted that in collaboration with [G.A.] along with two other individuals, one of whom is her half-brother, she would entice victims, kill them and steal their belongings,” the statement said. “The suspect has also identified the areas where the crimes took place.”
Efforts are in progress to arrest G.M.’s two accomplices, it added.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 19, 2014, on page 3.