Lebanon judge interrogates a detainee over Arsal ambush

Military Examining Magistrate Judge Fadi Sawan questioned on Monday Ahmed al-Hujairi , a detainee from al-Hujairi family, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for involvement in an ambush of a military patrol in the northeastern border town of Arsal, according to Voice of Lebanon radio.

Judge Sawan also issued four arrest warrants in absentia against four suspects, whose whereabouts remain unknown.

So far the Lebanese army has arrested 11 people in connection with the February 1 clashes that broke out in Arsal.

Two officers were killed in the clashes.

President Michel Suleiman, Prime Minister Najib Mikati and several officials have continuously called on the residents of Arsal to hand over the culprits.

Last week, dozens of Arsal residents burned tires and blocked roads to protest the tight security measures in the town.

  • dateam

    President Michel Suleiman, Prime Minister Najib Mikati and several officials have continuously called on the residents of Arsal to hand over the culprits. ……this statement is just wrong…whats the point in having an army?

    • 5thDrawer

      Exactly … and since they bombed the ‘top cop’, who else is there but the military?

      • dateam

        further to this did you hear the other day armed militants that were involved in shooting at karami went into a hospital in tripoliand forcebly removed one of their wounded from the hospital…yet it dosen’t make the news, it dosen’t gain any headlines…apparently he was returned after the local muftis negotiated with them??? i mean what is going on?

        • 5thDrawer

          I heard … and It was covered by the ‘Daily Star’ Tripoli … local news – usual pack of idiots. Beat up two security guys … threatened doctors … pounded up three floors scaring shit out of other patients … etc. Raise the prices of medical care again.
          It’s all ‘me, me, me’ …. and shoot bullets to god after leaving … as usual.
          It’s a wonder the guy they ‘rescued’ didn’t die … hahahahaha

          • dateam

            the scary part is what happens when the money stops? all these militias their being payed to do what their doing…but what happens when it stops? what becomes of them? another naher elbared?

          • 5thDrawer

            Only if they try to rob more banks, I guess. KFCs are fair game ….

          • 5thDrawer

            Only when they rob a bank … KFCs are ‘fair game’ …

  • dateam

    President Michel Suleiman, Prime Minister Najib Mikati and several officials have continuously called on the residents of Arsal to hand over the culprits. ……this statement is just wrong…whats the point in having an army?

    • 5thDrawer

      Exactly … and since they bombed the ‘top cop’, who else is there but the military?

      • dateam

        further to this did you hear the other day armed militants that were involved in shooting at karami went into a hospital in tripoliand forcebly removed one of their wounded from the hospital…yet it dosen’t make the news, it dosen’t gain any headlines…apparently he was returned after the local muftis negotiated with them??? i mean what is going on?

        • 5thDrawer

          I heard … and It was covered by the ‘Daily Star’ Tripoli … local news – usual pack of idiots. Beat up two security guys … threatened doctors … etc. Raise the prices of medical care again.

  • dateam

    President Michel Suleiman, Prime Minister Najib Mikati and several officials have continuously called on the residents of Arsal to hand over the culprits. ……this statement is just wrong…whats the point in having an army?

    • 5thDrawer

      Exactly … and since they bombed the ‘top cop’, who else is there but the military?

      • dateam

        further to this did you hear the other day armed militants that were involved in shooting at karami went into a hospital in tripoliand forcebly removed one of their wounded from the hospital…yet it dosen’t make the news, it dosen’t gain any headlines…apparently he was returned after the local muftis negotiated with them??? i mean what is going on?

        • 5thDrawer

          I heard … and It was covered by the ‘Daily Star’ Tripoli … local news – usual pack of idiots. Beat up two security guys … threatened doctors … etc. Raise the prices of medical care again.

          • dateam

            the scary part is what happens when the money stops? all these militias their being payed to do what their doing…but what happens when it stops? what becomes of them? another naher elbared?

          • 5thDrawer

            Only if they try to rob more banks, I guess. KFCs are fair game ….

          • 5thDrawer

            Only when they rob a bank … KFCs are ‘fair game’ …