Lebanon Watch- Report: Al-Asir Supporter Involved in the Naameh Car Bombing Ring http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/94583-report-al-asir-supporter-involved-in-the-naameh-car-bombing-ring
Security information revealed on Monday that some members of the car bombing ring detained on Sunday are supporters of Islamic cleric Ahmed al-Asir, the As Safir daily quoted well informed sources on condition of anonymity. Eight people, of Lebanese and Palestinian nationalities, were found involved in the scheme to detonate a booby-trapped car found in Naameh neighborhood in South of Lebanon in another location, the source added. The confessions of the car-bombing ring helped the security agencies seize the Audi vehicle that was rigged with explosives and was set to be detonated in another area. Saturday afternoon security agencies seized the car filled with 250 kilograms of explosives near the municipality building in Naameh. The car carried fake license plate numbers and contained five barrels of TNT, explosive material, fuses and detonators along with a device to remotely detonate it. All the people involved in the scheme are under monitoring, and investigators have circulated their photos in a bid to tighten their movements, the source told the daily. The seized car included large quantities of explosives which leads to the belief that it was to be used in several bomb attacks in different regions across Lebanon, the source said. The Naameh plot was to be the springboard for the attacks, he added. Asir's supporters opened fire on an army checkpoint, late last month, leaving around 18 soldiers and more than 20 gunmen dead. The gunbattles concentrated in the area of Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque and nearby buildings in Abra. Asir, a 45-year-old cleric who supports the overwhelmingly Sunni rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, is no where to be found.
[ed note:try looking for him(asir) in saudi arabia,bunked up with fruitcake hariri
Yazbek: Sunni habitat expels criminals so that we coexist http://www.nna-leb.gov.lb/en/show-news/12694/Yazbek-Sunni-habitat-expels-criminals-so-that-we-coexist
Sunni habitat, expel criminals living in your midst so that we can coexist, special Khomeini representative to Lebanon cleric Muhammad Yazbek exhorted Sunni compatriots during the commemoration of a fallen party member slain in Syria 40 days ago. Hezbollah's rights shall not be forfeited and we shall pursue them no matter what it takes, he added. As for the Israeli criminal tools we perfectly know them well, the cleric wagged a finger. People of Baalbeck, remain vigilant in fighting all creatures and bats of the night. Fear no death, just chop off the head of strife, he went on. Party march to Jerusalem will continue despite the repeated killing of people solely for Israel's sake, Yazbek concluded.
PLO/Islamists in Dahyeh http://www.nna-leb.gov.lb/en/show-news/12690/PLO-Islamists-in-Dahyeh
You are with us and we wish to inform you that you are not alone today in your ordeal, PLO representative to Lebanon Fathi Abul-Ardat told Hizbullah officials during the offering of condolences for the loss of life in last Thursday's Dahyeh bombing. Our position of positive neutrality is pretty clear and we persist in our rejection of exploiting the Lebanese scene for settling of accounts Abul-Ardat concluded.
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