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LAF arrests Syrian salafist
in possession of hand grenades

BEIRUT - The Lebanese Armed Forces on Wednesday apprehended a Syrian national in North Lebanon for possessing two hand grenades, NOW’s correspondent reported.

 

The man was identified as Qais al-Junaida, dubbed The Salafist, and he is a supporter of Sheikh Dai al-Islam al-Shahhal, the founder of the Salafist Movement.

 

The army arrested the Syrian man in Al-Ayrounieh between the North Lebanon towns of Al-Qobbe and Al-Donniyeh.

 

Earlier on Wednesday, army intelligence stopped an explosives-rigged car on the Arsal road in the Beqaa valley, while army units were dismantling a car bomb planted in a black Jeep in a parking lot in Beirut’s Tariq al-Jedideh.

 

The LAF had also arrested Abdullah Azzam Brigades commander Naim Abbas who admitted to the car’s existence and stated that it was going to be detonated tin Beirut’s Dahiyeh.

 

Abbas also admitted to the existence of other rigged cars at hidden locations which are now being raided.

The man was identified as Qais al-Junaida, dubbed The Salafist, and he is a supporter of Sheikh Dai al-Islam al-Shahhal.