This YouTube grab released on March 23, 2014, shows fugitive preacher Sheikh Ahmad Assir speaking at an undisclosed location. (The Daily Star/YouTube grab)
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A man who works in an electronics store in the southern city of Sidon was detained Monday after being suspected of ties to notorious Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir, who was arrested two days earlier at the Beirut airport as he tried to flee the country.Assir, who had been one of Lebanon's top fugitives for more than two years before his arrest, is still in the custody of General Security's Information Office.A judicial source said that Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr was waiting for those interrogations to wrap up before referring Assir to another security agency.
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