Army Says Number Surrendered Tripoli Militants Rose to 11

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The army said on Friday that the number of fugitives linked to the deadly gunbattles in the northern city of Tripoli, who have handed themselves over to the military has risen to 11.

An army communique released on Friday identified seven of the suspects as Abdullah Abdul Qader Mansour, Abdul;ah Mohammed al-Hilweh, Hassan Mohammed Srour, Ali Ali Jarkas, Ahmed Khaled al-Abboud, Khaled Fadi Shalabi and Syrian Khaled Mahmoud Mustafa.

The other four were identified in a communique released on Thursday as Ziad Allouki, Saad al-Masri, Khaled Qawwas and Omar Mheish.

In Friday’s statement, the army said it arrested Mustafa Ramadan Mustafa and Syrians Hilal Ali al-Sheikh and Ali Riyad Maarouf during raids it carried out in Tripoli’s Jabal Mohsen neighborhood.

Arrest warrants have been issued against them for taking part in the various rounds of fighting in Tripoli, the military said.

It added that it arrested Taleb Mohammed Mashlab Matar and his brother Bilal during a raid it carried out at dawn Friday in Beirut’s Jnah neighborhood.

The two are wanted for their suspected involvement in shootings.

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