Assir rides a bicycle. (The Daily Star)
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Lebanese authorities arrested Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport Saturday after more than two years on the run, security sources told The Daily Star.Assir, a radical anti-Hezbollah preacher, is wanted for leading a two-day battle against the Lebanese Army in June 2013 in Abra, a neighborhood in Sidon, south Lebanon.The clashes, which erupted after Assir loyalists opened fire on an Army checkpoint in the city, resulted in the deaths of 18 Army soldiers and at least 40 militants. Several women gathered in the southern city of Sidon where Assir was based to protest his arrest of Assir.Assir was widely believed to have been hiding in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp, also located in Sidon.
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