Lebanon News

More Tripoli militants 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. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

BEIRUT: More Tripoli militants handed themselves over to the Lebanese Army, raising the total of surrendered fighters to eleven, a statement from the Army said Friday.

Seven more militants wanted over clashes in the northern city turned themselves in Thursday. The Army also said it arrested two Syrians and a Lebanese national involved in Tripoli clashes during a raid on the Jabal Mohsen neighborhood.

The surrendered militants were identified as Abdel Qader Mansour, Abdullah Mohammad al-Hilweh, Hassan Mohammad Srour, Ali Ali Sharkas, Ahmad Khaled Abboud, Khaled Fadi Shebli and a Syrian national Khaled Mahmoud Mustafa.

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





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