2 Lebanese airport employees detained over contacts with ‘terrorist parties’


Rafik Hariri International Airport, Beirut .
Rafik Hariri International Airport, Beirut .
Lebanese authorities have detained two Lebanese employees of a Beirut airport service company over contacts with “terrorist parties”, security sources said on Sunday. The sources gave no further details as the suspects were still being questioned.

Public Works and Transport Minister Ghazi Zeaiter said last month that Beirut airport needed at least $24 million to address pressing gaps in security, including a new perimeter wall and baggage inspection equipment.

Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk has said safety procedures at the airport are inadequate, comparing it to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh airport, where a bomb planted on a Russian plane killed 224 people in October.

The Islamic State militant group and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have both mounted suicide bomb attacks in Lebanon since the eruption of the Syrian conflict in 2011 , reportedly because the Iranian backed Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah is fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian war.




3 responses to “2 Lebanese airport employees detained over contacts with ‘terrorist parties’”

  1. MekensehParty Avatar

    just a turf war between 2 terrorists gangs
    The airport has been in the hands of a terrorist organization for a good 25 years now

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      They usually flag only Turkish Airline Pilots … 😉

  2. Michaelinlondon1234 Avatar

    Turns out it was another false alarm.

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