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Lebanon army seeks public assistance
finding wanted man

Lebanese army photo of wanted suspect.

BEIRUT – The Lebanese Armed Forces on Friday sought public assistance to locate a wanted man it described as “dangerous” hours after a bomb hit an Internal Security Forces checkpoint in Dahr al-Baydar.

 

The LAF circulated a photo of the suspect and asked anyone who recognizes him to contact the army command’s operations chamber on its 1701 hotline, inform the closest military post, or use the LAF Shield mobile-phone application.


The alert came after a suicide bomber targeted an Internal Security Forces checkpoint in the Beqaa area of Dahr al-Baydar on Friday in an apparent assassination attempt against General Security Director General Abbas Ibrahim.

 

Meanwhile, security forces closed several main roads in Beirut on Friday, amid a series of arrests of terror suspects in Beirut’s Hamra.

 

The road leading to Ain al-Tineh, the neighborhood where Speaker Nabih Berri lives, was closed.

 

Security forces also closed the Bir Hassan road leading to the Kuwaiti embassy, the road leading to the UNESCO Palace, the airport road, and the road leading to the Beirut Military Hospital.

 

Earlier in the day, the Amal Movement cancelled a conference that was scheduled to be held at the UNESCO Palace following information about terror threats.

Lebanese army photo of wanted suspect.