Justice Minister Rifi denies involvement of Bab al-Tabbaneh residents in attacks against LAF
Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi denied the involvement of Bab al-Tabbaneh residents in attacks against the Lebanese army in the northern city of Tripoli.
“The assailants have been identified and will be pursued,” Rifi said in a phone call with LBCI’s Nharkom Said TV Show Monday.
“No one has determined the whereabouts of Shadi al-Mawlawi and Ousama Mansour as of yet,” Rifi said, stressing that they are highly unlikely to be found armed.
Late on Sunday, an unknown assailant hurled a hand grenade at an army checkpoint in al-Mitein in Tripoli, hitting the outer wall of the position and causing no injuries, the state-run National News Agency reported.
On October 2, the State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr filed a lawsuit against a detainee and 10 fugitives, including Tripoli militants Osama Mansour and Shadi al-Mawlawi.
The National News Agency said the men were charged with “belonging to an armed terrorist group involved in several attacks and plots targeting the Lebanese army in the area.”