ISF Intelligence Officer assassinated in Zgharta , north Lebanon

ISF officer Ghassan Khaled Ajaj assassinatedInternal Security Forces intelligence officer Ghassan Khaled Ajaj was assassinated at dawn Monday evening after unknown gunman opened fire at him in the northern district of Zgharta, ISF and National News Agency said.

Chief Warrant Officer Ajaj, 47, died after he was shot as he was entering his house’s garage after returning home in the town of Miryata at around 11:00 pm. MTV reported

“He was shot dead by a gunman who was hiding in an orange grove near the house,” MTV added.

Ajaj’s wife told MTV that her husband had said that he sensed that his life was threatened “without revealing any other details.”

“He used to switch cars every so often ,” the wife noted.

MTV also reported that “there is a possible link between the assassination of Ajaj and the investigations into the blasts that targeted al-Taqwa and al-Salam mosques in Tripoli” in August 2013.

Meanwhile ISF said in a statement that Ajaj was shot dead by unknown assailants. He had served in several posts and received medals of honor during his career.

He is survived by his wife and four children, the ISF statement added without revealing the circumstances that led to his murder.

In another security development in the Zgharta region, the army announced Monday evening that a military intelligence force had raided a house in Zgharta’s Karm al-Tin area where it arrested two Syrian nationals.

“An explosive device, four mortar shells, an 83mm rocket, three hand grenades and ammunition were seized at the house,” the army added.

The people of Miryata believe that this incident aims to “sow discord within the community.” L’Orient-Le Jour reported on Tuesday .

Internal Security Forces intelligence officer Ghassan Khaled Ajaj was assassinated at dawn Monday evening after unknown gunman opened fire at him in the northern district of Zgharta, ISF and National News Agency said.

Chief Warrant Officer Ajaj, 47, died after he was shot as he was entering his house’s garage after returning home in the town of Miryata at around 11:00 pm. MTV reported

“He was shot dead by a gunman who was hiding in an orange grove near the house,” MTV added.

Ajaj’s wife told MTV that her husband had said that he sensed that his life was threatened “without revealing any other details.”

“He used to switch cars every so often ,” the wife noted.

MTV also reported that “there is a possible link between the assassination of Ajaj and the investigations into the blasts that targeted al-Taqwa and al-Salam mosques in Tripoli” in August 2013.

Meanwhile ISF said in a statement that Ajaj was shot dead by unknown assailants. He had served in several posts and received medals of honor during his career.

He is survived by his wife and four children, the ISF statement added without revealing the circumstances that led to his murder.

In another security development in the Zgharta region, the army announced Monday evening that a military intelligence force had raided a house in Zgharta’s Karm al-Tin area where it arrested two Syrian nationals.

“An explosive device, four mortar shells, an 83mm rocket, three hand grenades and ammunition were seized at the house,” the army added.

The people of Miryata believe that this incident aims to “sow discord within the community.” L’Orient-Le Jour reported on Tuesday

  • arzatna1

    Let me guess
    The investigation goes this way
    Officer Ghassan Khaled Ajaj knew who was behind the twin blasts that targeted al-Taqwa and al-Salam mosques in Tripoli” in
    Assad’s ally MP Ali Eid from Jabal Mohsen was accused of being behind the blasts

    Eid and his son fled to Syria
    2 Syrian nationals arrested in Zgharta the same day that the assassination took place .
    They had plenty of arms and ammunition
    Bingo ,

    • 5thDrawer

      Zgharta was a lovely spot with a good climate. Then ASSad showed up.

    • The real lebanese

      Will the perpetrators be arrested? Probably not…. 🙁