Maj. Gen. Ibrahim: Assir Operation was Purely Lebanese

Maj. Gen. Ibrahim:

The successful operation that resulted in the arrest of terrorist Ahmad al-Assir was “purely Lebanese,” with no international or Palestinian intelligence agencies playing a role, General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim said.

“We are never embarrassed to say we cooperate with regional agencies in our operations, and this is what occurred when we arrested [extremist militant Shadi] Mawlawi,” Ibrahim was quoted as saying. “But this time, [the operation] was purely Lebanese and fully carried out by the General Security… from A to Z.”

He dismissed as “false” media reports that claimed Palestinian factions or foreign intelligence agencies helped Lebanese authorities identify Assir, who was arrested at Beirut’s airport Saturday morning.

According to Ibrahim, the operation was the result of close monitoring of the fugitive by the General Security.

Ibrahim also denied that General Security was able to identify Assir, who was wearing a disguise, through a retina scanning machine. “We have no such technology,” he said.

Source: Websites

16-08-2015 – 16:51 Last updated 16-08-2015 – 16:51 |

Fugitive Terrorist Ahmad al-Assir Arrested in Beirut

Local Editor

The Lebanese security forces managed on Saturday to arrest the fugitive terrorist Ahmad al-Assir at Beirut International Airport.

General Security sources confirmed his arrest to Al-Manar TV.

Assir fled justice in June 2013, after deadly clashes against the Lebanese army in Abra region in the southern city of Sidon.

He was an extremist preacher used to take Abra mosque a coverage for his terrorist actions.

Army stormed the mosque and found a warehouse of heavy and medium ammunitions inside it.

Lebanese forces still chase fugitive terrorist Fadel Shaker who was a key player in Abra clashes.

In a video posted on YouTube, Shaker boldly confessed of killing two army soldiers.

Source: Al-Manar Website

15-08-2015 – 13:16 Last updated 15-08-2015 – 13:16

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