Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai offers condolences to the families of victims of the suicide bombings in Tripoli, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. (The Daily Star/Fathi Masri)
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The Lebanese Army said Sunday it arrested four people over the weekend for involvement in terrorist acts as part of the military's open battle against militant groups seeking to destabilize the country.Mohammad Ali Shukkor, a Lebanese who has two arrest warrants against him for involvement in terrorist acts, was arrested in the Haret Hreik neighborhood in Beirut's southern suburbs Saturday night, the Army said in a statement. Army soldiers also arrested Ahmad Mustafa Kahwagi, a Lebanese, Sunday after raiding his house in the Beirut suburb of Sabra.The Army also arrested Mohammad Jihad Ghaddara, a Lebanese, in the Wadi Hmayyed near the northeastern town of Arsal Saturday, for participating in terrorist attacks against the Army and the Internal Security Forces, the statement said."In order to confront those aiming at instigating divisions, it is unacceptable for Tripoli to be a city of poverty and deprivation because there is no peace where there is deprivation," he said. He added that there could be no honorable life without the Army and security forces.
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