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An-Nahar: Suspects of Ahbash mosque burning arrested

An-Nahar newspaper reported on Saturday that army intelligence forces arrested four people for partially burning the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects’ – also known as Al-Ahbash – mosque in the al-Basta region in Beirut during Tuesday’s Bourj Abi Haidar clashes.

The clashes between supporters of the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects and Hezbollah led to the death of three people, including Hezbollah official Mohammad Fawwaz.

Al-Ahbash is a Sunni pro-Syrian group and describes itself as a charitable organization promoting Islamic culture.

According to the daily, two of the suspects are Lebanese citizens named Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah and Ali Mounir Shaheen. The other two are Kurds called Fadi Sheikh Moussa Amirat and Ali Khaled Amirat. 

According to preliminary investigations, the suspects burnt the mosque intentionally using combustible material, An-Nahar added.

-NOW Lebanon

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