Lebanese man charged with arming Syria insurgents
A military court in Lebanon has indicted a Lebanese national for smuggling weapons to insurgents fighting against the Syrian government forces and training militants to launch acts of terror in the neighboring crisis-hit country.
Lebanese Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghida on Thursday found Hassan Ali of transferring arms to Syrian armed men and training gunmen in the southern village of Majdal Anjar, the SANA news agency reported.
Ali was recently arrested by the Lebanese army in the al-Bireh area of the Bekaa governorate.
Since the beginning of unrest in Syria, Lebanese army has seized a large number of consignments of weapons and ammunitions bound for insurgents in Syria.
On September 25, Lebanese army intercepted a vehicle laden with military equipment destined for foreign-sponsored insurgents in Syria.
The army said the vehicle was seized at a checkpoint near the al-Qaa border crossing in eastern Lebanon. Five Syrian nationals, who had been illegally residing in Lebanon, were also on board.
The equipment seized includes hand grenades and communication hardware.
On September 15, the Lebanese army confiscated a large consignment of arms and ammunition bound for Syrian insurgents.
On May 17, Lebanese soldiers stopped a pickup truck in the village of Joura in the border region of Masharih al-Qaa and found crates of weapons destined for Syrian insurgents.
In late April, the Lebanese navy seized three shipping containers of weapons, which were bound for Syrian insurgent groups, on board a ship that had set sail from a port in Libya.
The cargo contained machine guns, artillery shells, rockets, rocket launchers, and explosives.
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