Angry crowds protest in support of Hussam al-Sabbagh in Tripoli, Monday, July 21, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Tripoli was on edge for a second day Monday following the arrest of a top militia leader and the killing of a terror suspect linked to the firing of rockets into Israel, security sources told The Daily Star.Sabbagh and other militia leaders in Lebanon's second-largest city were arrested as part of a security crackdown that started there in April with the aim of ending years of violence linked to the Syrian war.A man killed in a weekend raid in Tripoli who was suspected of providing explosive belts to suicide bombers in Lebanon was laid to rest in his home village in Akkar Monday.The military apprehended a man at the Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport suspected of having a role in one of the rocket attacks on Israel earlier this month, a security source told The Daily Star.The Army has arrested Atwe, who belongs to Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya and confessed to firing rockets at Israel from the Hasbaya village of Mari earlier this month.In another security development, the ISF freed a Syrian national who had been kidnapped by a gang in Wadi Khaled, and arrested the group's leader.
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