Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Breaking News: Army Intercepts Terrorists

Lebanese news services are reporting the arrests of three men, 2 Palestinian and 1 Egyptian, after and Army patrol stopped their blue Volkswagon on the Mansourieh mountain highway, just east of the capital, Beirut. After searching the car, Lebanese Army units uncovered a suitcase packed with explosives, 2 automatic rifles, and 2 revolvers. Security sources have indicated that the men might have been on a mission to carry out another attack similar to the ones that have struck the country's main shopping venues over the past two days. The Mansourieh mountain highway leads to the popular mountain resort towns of Beit Merri and Brummana, overlooking Beirut.

Meanwhile, the Lebanese Forces official website is reporting the arrest of a Syrian man in the Sid el Baouchrieh suburb of the capital, after he was stopped by an ISF patrol and found to be in possession of bomb making materials.

Investigations are ongoing in both incidents.

Naharnet reports that the daily Al Liwaa on Tuesday said a suspect in the Verdun bombing was now in police custody. It said security sources identified him as Hussein Ahmad. Al Liwaa said Ahmad confessed that another person, only identified as M.M., was also involved in the bombing.

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