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Two men arrested in Brital and Beirut

A general view of Brital, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (The Daily Star/Rakan al-Fakih)

BEIRUT: Two men wanted by the security forces were Thursday arrested in eastern Lebanon and in Beirut, according to a statement by the police and the Lebanese Army.

A 31-year-old man was arrested in Brital, east Lebanon, a statement from the police said. He was wanted on nine arrest warrants for crimes including forming a gang, theft, and kidnapping.

Identified by his initials D.M., the man was arrested in a police raid at his house at dawn. An investigation is underway.

The arrest is part of a security plan enforced earlier this year in Brital.

The Lebanese Army also announced Thursday that it had arrested an individual in the Beirut neighborhood of Al-Tariq al-Jadideh.

The man, identified as Bilal Mahmoud Issa, was wanted for several crimes including shooting at people, heading up a gang, riding unlicensed motorcycles, and attacking a political party office in the Beirut neighborhood of Qasqas.

Issa has been handed over to the relevant authorities, the statement said.





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