|Four arrested over sectarian attack in north Lebanon||
Lebanese army arrested three Lebanese and one Syrian over their involvement in an attack on a bus carrying Alawite residents in Tripoli, raising fears of renewed deadly clashes in the northern city.
The army’s general directorate said Saturday night the military apprehended three Lebanese identified as Khaled Jamal Al-Rai, Omar Mohammad Abdel-Aziz al-Ahmad, Mustafa Abdel-Hamid Jawhar and Syrian national Yehya Samir Mohammad for their role in the attack.
The suspects took part in beating and wounding six Alawites from the Jabal Mohsen neighborhood who were commuting on a public bus through the Sunni neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh Saturday afternoon.
Gunmen blocked the path of the bus and then forcefully dragged the Jabal Mohsen residents out on to the street, where they proceeded to beat and then later shoot at the men.
The sectarian attack violated the relative calm which has prevailed in the city after the Army along with other security agencies were able to partially contain fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
(Source: The Daily Star)
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