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Lebanese Army Captures ‘Abou Taqiyeh’

Lebanese Army Captures ‘Abou Taqiyeh’

Wednesday, 15 November, 2017 - 11:45
Mustafa al-Hujairi also known as Abou Taqiyeh. NNA

The Lebanese army arrested on Wednesday Mustafa al-Hujairi who is suspected of involvement in the abduction of Lebanese servicemen by ISIS and al-Nusra Front militants when they briefly overran the northeastern border town of Arsal in August 2014.

The military’s general command said that al-Hujairi, also known as Abou Taqiyeh, was captured by the army intelligence during a dawn raid in Arsal.

The suspect is being questioned by the relevant authorities, the army communique said.

In September, the army sought Hujairi’s arrest following confessions by his detained son, Obada, about his father's involvement in the 2014 hostage-taking of around 30 Lebanese soldiers and policemen.

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