Army arrests a suspect in the Iranian embassy bombing

iran embassy attack - rigged carThe Lebanese Armed Forces arrested on Saturday a man who allegedly had contact with one of the suspects in the Iranian embassy bombing.

The man was identified as Mustafa Hanqir and is reportedly a supporter of Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir, National News Agency reported.

Hanqir was reportedly arrested in order to investigate his relation with Mouin Abu Dahr after he was seen in a photograph with him, security sources told Al-Jadeed ( New) TV.

Abu Dahr whose father is Sunni and mother is Shiite, was a resident of the southern port city of Sidon and a strong supporter of Sheikh al-Assir.

Security sources said the footage obtained from security cameras showed Abu Dahr stepping out of the Trailblazer and walking toward the embassy in Bir Hasan, where he blew himself up, killing the embassy’s cultural advisor and several guards.

An al-Qaida-linked group, the Lebanese Abdullah Azzam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the attack, and said it was avenging Hezbollah’s military involvement in Syria.

Hezbollah has been openly backing troops loyal to President Bashar Assad against the rebels seeking to topple him, despite the Baabda declaration which calls for distancing Lebanon from the regional conflicts .

NOW/ Ya Libnan

  • Reasonableman

    Wheres the proof he was a supporter of sheikh al assir??
    Even if he was, mentioning who he supports or even where he resides is an ingredient for trouble. Its classified as defamation.

    Wether it were hizballah, the jews, the christians or muslims he supported. That kind of information shouldnt be publicly displayed on a professional news organisation unless real concrete evidence proves that the party which the alleged supported helped and is the reason the alleged acted in this fashion.

    Who am i kidding nobody cares they just want people reading their articles.
    You wonder why kids let alone adults are growing up with the sectarian seeds in their hearts….

    Ive never seen a report about 5thdrawer illegal drunken behaivour on the beach being presented as a secular supporter…
    Lol hi 3amo 5th

    • Guest

      The article did not concretely claim that he was a supporter, as there is no way of knowing for certain at these early stages, hence its use of “reportedly.” I believe you are right in that rumors should stay outside of the realm of the media, which should focus on presenting truthful information, but this is utopian, especially when we are speaking of Lebanon.

  • Reasonableman

    Wheres the proof he was a supporter of sheikh al assir??
    Even if he was, mentioning who he supports or even where he resides is an ingredient for trouble. Its classified as defamation.

    Wether it were hizballah, the jews, the christians or muslims he supported. That kind of information shouldnt be publicly displayed unless real concrete evidence proves that the party which the alleged supported is the reason the alleged acted in this fashion.

    You wonder why kids let alone adults are growing up with the sectarian seeds in their hearts….

    Ive never seen a report about 5thdrawer drunken behaivour on the beach being presented as a secular supporter…
    Lol hi 3amo 5th

    • bypest

      The article did not concretely claim that he was a supporter, as there is no way of knowing for certain at these early stages, hence its use of “reportedly.” I believe you are right in that rumors should stay outside of the realm of the media, which should focus on presenting truthful information, but this is utopian, especially when we are speaking of Lebanon.

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Why does everyone have a bitch when the authorities nab a potential accomplice in some terror attack? If he is a Hezbollah associate the shia have a sook if he is a shiek bukshie associate some sunni will shed a tear, when they pinched that samaha dick head recently I didn’t see any Christians defending the traitor. Stop supporting these thugs and support the Lebanese authorities maybe they can do with all the support they can get.

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Why does everyone have a bitch when the authorities nab a potential accomplice in some terror attack? If he is a Hezbollah associate the shia have a sook if he is a shiek bukshie associate some sunni will shed a tear, when they pinched that samaha dick head recently I didn’t see any Christians defending the traitor. Stop supporting these thugs and support the Lebanese authorities maybe they can do with all the support they can get.

  • doron

    still no arrestson the tripoly bombings?…strange..

  • doron

    still no arrestson the tripoly bombings?…strange..