Lebanon News

Eight wanted militants surrender in Tripoli

File - Lebanese policemen at a checkpoint in Tripoli.(REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

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

Four other wanted suspects also later turned themselves in, media reports said.

Ziad Allouki, Saad al-Masri, Khaled Kawas and Omar Mheish, militant leaders who are all wanted on several arrest warrants, surrendered to Army Intelligence, the military statement said.

Later in the day, Ali Sharkas, Hassan Srour, Abdullah al-Hilweh and Ahmad Abboud surrendered to Army Intelligence.

The judiciary has issued hundreds of arrest warrants against those suspected of involvement in clashes in Tripoli. Some of the suspects remain at large.

In a related development, Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr pressed charges against 10 people from the Tripoli neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, including five detainees, for taking part in recent fighting. The 10 were referred to First Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 09, 2014, on page 3.




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