Lebanon: Fatah al-Islam fugitive re-arrested
Lebanese security forces re-arrested Wednesday Fatah al-Islam fugitive after one day on the run. According to local media reports, Taha Ahmad Haji Suleiman, who has dual Syrian and Palestinian nationality, was detained in the outskirts of Bsalim near Roumieh prison.
Meanwhile, reports in Lebanon said Lebanese intelligence had warned the interior ministry that a scheme was being prepared at Roumieh jail days before the breakout took place. Ad-Diyar newspaper reported Wednesday that Army Commander Gen. Jean Qahwaji had called both the interior ministry and Police Chief Gen. Ashraf Rifi three days ago to warn them that the military command has obtained information of the "possibility that something could happen at Roumieh prison."
On its part, the Beirut-based As-Safir daily quoted security sources as saying that they believe that the group of eight detainees who attempted to break out from Roumieh Tuesday prison had coordinated its escape with someone outside the jail.
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