Lebanon News

Four Tripoli militia leaders surrender to Army

A Lebanese Army helicopter flies over buildings as soldiers are deployed as part of a security plan for the city for a second day in the Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood in Tripoli, northern Lebanon April 2, 2014.

BEIRUT: Four Tripoli militia leaders handed in themselves to the Army Thursday, the military establishment said in a statement.

Ziad Allouke, Saad al-Masri, Khaled Kawas and Omar Mheish who are wanted on several arrest warrants, surrundered to the Directorate of Army Intelligence, the statement said.

Stability was restored in Tripoli in April after the authorities enacted a security plan to end intermittent Syria-linked clashes that have plagued the city for nearly three years.

The judiciary issued hundreds of arrest warrants against those involved in the clashes, some of whom remain at large.

The Army said the four detainees are being interrogated.





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