File - A Lebanese army checkpoint is seen in Ras Baalbek, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanon's Cabinet Thursday agreed to abolish lists of wanted individuals dating back to Syria's occupation that were put together based on material gathered from informants, fulfilling a recent demand of residents from the northern city of Tripoli.The lists first emerged during Syria's tutelage over Lebanon, when security agencies would collect information about individuals via informants.Describing it as an important step to strengthen the security plan currently in effect in Tripoli and other regions, Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi commended the Cabinet's decision. Security agencies apprehended dozens of suspects based on judiciary warrants, but some others were detained according to the controversial lists.
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