Al-Assir’s arm factory under Sidon mosque: Video

Tue Jun 25, 2013 20:56:38

Radical Salafist sheikh Ahmad al-Assir had made an arm storage filled with different types of ammunition at the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque which he had declared himself to be its Imam.

A video, released by Almanar, shows the mosque filled a considerable amount of arms packed and stored under the building.

The army took control over the mosque after two days of heavy clashes which started on Sunday fallowing Assir’s followers’ attack on a Lebanese army checkpoint in Sidon.

At least 17 soldiers and over 40 gunmen were killed in clashes.

The wounded included nearly 100 troops, 60 Assir supporters and over 50 civilians.

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