Lebanese gunman from Tripoli released after serving sentence

Published August 12th, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Tripoli was the scene of riots and clashes between gunmen and the military in 2013. (AFP/File)
Tripoli was the scene of riots and clashes between gunmen and the military in 2013. (AFP/File)

Top gunman in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood, Ziad Allouki, was released from jail on Friday after serving his sentence, media reports said.

Allouki had turned himself in to the military intelligence in 2014 along with other leaders of armed fighters in the northern city of Tripoli.

He was charged with threatening an army soldier with a weapon in 2013.

Tripoli had previously witnessed several rounds of deadly gunbattles between the rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.

Allouki was the so-called leader of the Souk al-Qameh fighting frontier in Bab al-Tabbaneh.

But when a strict, unprecedented security plan got underway in the city, he went into hiding and decided afterward to turn himself over to the authorities.


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