BEIRUT

Lebanon News

Lebanese Army makes series of arrests in Tripoli

The Lebanese Army and security forces have instituted new security measures in Tripoli to curb the rounds of violence that repeatedly hit the city over the last several years. (REUTERS/File/Omar Ibrahim)

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army has arrested two foreign nationals in Tripoli accused of breaching security, as part of an ongoing crackdown in the northern city, which also saw five men arrested for tossing grenades at several restaurants and cafes.

The Army statement said raids in Tripoli led to the arrest of Ali Hasan Nemri, Fayez Fawwaz Othman, Raja Mohammad Toufic Hijazi and Mohammad Mahmoud Ghassan for tossing hand grenades at several restaurants, cafes and carts last week and threatening citizens.

Authorities say the cafe assaults were a message to both coffee shop owners and café-goers for opening during fasting hours in Ramadan.

Separately, the Army statement said that an Army patrol arrested in Tripoli a Sudanese national Adolph Nicholas Neyluk and a Tunisian national Nader Bin Omar Bin Mohammad al-Biri for staying in Lebanon without proper residency documents and on suspicion that the two men were engaged in activities that breached security.

Those arrested were transferred to the judiciary for further interrogation, the statement said.

 

Recommended

Advertisement

Comments

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Summary

The Lebanese Army has arrested two foreign nationals in Tripoli accused of breaching security, as part of an ongoing crackdown in the northern city, which also saw five men arrested for tossing grenades at several restaurants and cafes.

Separately, the Army statement said that an Army patrol arrested in Tripoli a Sudanese national Adolph Nicholas Neyluk and a Tunisian national Nader Bin Omar Bin Mohammad al-Biri for staying in Lebanon without proper residency documents and on suspicion that the two men were engaged in activities that breached security.


Advertisement

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here