Nightclub shootout kills 8 north of Beirut, Lebanon


wet club, maameltein, JouniehA shootout erupted early Monday as Lebanese forces raided a nightclub north of Beirut, leaving eight people dead, including two army troops  and at least one member of a notorious crime family, the state-run news agency and the Lebanese army said.

First-Sergeant Maroun Khoury was transferred to Saint Louis Hospital in Jounieh’s Haret Sakher area, while soldier Michel al-Rahbawi was admitted to another hospital in Keserwen. They both succumbed to their wounds upon their arrival.

The purpose of the raid at the Wet Night Club in the Maameltein ,  Jounieh was to apprehend fugitives, the reports said, without providing details. Four officers were also wounded in the firefight.

An army statement said army intelligence officers with the anti-drug department were conducting the raid when one of the fugitives they were trying to apprehend opened fire at them, killing the two officers.

“When an army patrol entered the night club in Jounieh’s Maameltein at dawn (Monday) to apprehend suspects, wanted offender Mahdi Hussein Zeaiter and his two companions opened fire at the patrol, killing two soldiers, prompting the patrol to respond,” the statement said.

“Zeaiter, another wanted suspect identified as Ahmed Ali Ammar and four other citizens accompanying them were killed,” it added.

The two suspects had 11 search warrants and six arrest warrants against them, the statement continued.

It was not clear exactly how the other victims, including the women, were killed.

Military prosecutor Sakr Sakr  arrived to inspect the scene and  opened an investigation to determine the full circumstances of the incident.

The army later released a statement identifying the soldiers and where they were from.

Khoury, born on 5/8/1980, is from the village of Baqarzila, while Rahbawi, born on 21/4/1994, is from the village of Sheikh Mohammad, both in the north Lebanon district of Akkar.




5 responses to “Nightclub shootout kills 8 north of Beirut, Lebanon”

  1. Wet was wet with blood this night

    1. nagy_michael2 Avatar

      Is this what you can say about the killing of soldiers.. you are truly a sick fuck as you say.
      you must be getting wet always.. go stuff some tampons between your legs..

  2. MekensehParty Avatar

    Funny how the “army statement” avoided mentioning much of the details of such a failed operation
    It’s also shameful that the 2 women who got killed by probably army fire are not mentioned whatsoever, as if their lives don’t count just because they’re foreign “artists”.
    RIP the poor soldiers sent to the slaughter as usual
    while the Zaiter gang rules over most of the bekaa under the protection of the Resistance
    Hurryaba right?

  3. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    I know some people going to get pissed at me but these scumbags are all over the Bekaa valley and in Beirut. they act as with such lawlessness and with great protection from Hezbollah. i know it seems we may be blaming a lot on them but these guys are pretty much into everything destructive. they are into drugs, kidnapping, hijacking cars and every freaking devilish acts they do.. Yet hezbollah never condemns them never i heard them with these gangs killing so many of our brave soldiers yet not a freakin words from the mouth trap Nassrallah. may he and his gangs rot in hell and I wish them and ISIS burn in hell.

  4. 5thDrawer Avatar

    ‘Wet Night Club’ … Hmmm … This article MUST be a hit on Glenfiddich. Again. 🙁
    (can’t imagine going to a dry one … would be like a church ‘new years’ dance …)

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