Police Disperse Small Group of Assir Supporters

Police Disperse Small Group of Assir Supporters
Sat Aug 15, 2015 18:55:17

The eastern artery to the north of Sidon roundabout has been opened to a now smoothly running traffic, NNA field reporters confirmed.

A small number of pro-Assir supporters had closed traffic to the eastern track leading to main Sidon roundabout after detention of fugitive salafist sheikh shmad al-Assir.

They were protesting against police arrest of the Salafist cleric at Beirut airport amid stringent army and police security measures.

Today Al-Alam correspondent according to Lebanon intelligence report that Salafist fugitive cleric Sheikh Ahmad Al-Assir arrested in Beirut airport.

Lebanese authorities detained fugitive Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport after more than two years on the run, security sources told The Daily Star Saturday.

He attempting to escape to Egypt on a forged passport, NNA field reporters disclosed today.

Assir seems to have modified his appearance when his true identity was discovered, the same reporters concluded.

It is reported that the driver of the white Mercedes car transporting the runaway fugitive Ahmad Al-Assir, to Beirut International Airport has been arrested.

Al-Assir sported a forged passport under the alias Ramy Abdul-Rahman Taleb; He intended to travel in the company of another man carrying a passport under the alias Khaled Saidani, NNA reporters concluded.