"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

General Security Arrests Syrian Nusra Members Linked to Arsal Servicemen Executions- Naharnet

The General Security announced on Tuesday the arrest of five Syrian members of the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front group, one of whom is linked to the execution of soldiers kidnapped by the group and the Islamic State in 2014.
They confessed after interrogation to forming a terror cell aimed at carrying out bombings through booby-trapped cars.
One of the detainees, identified as H.M., is religious al-Nusra leader in the Arsal region in northeastern Lebanon and Syria's al-Qalamoun near the border.
He headed an armed group that took part in the Arsal battles against the army in August 2014.
The detainee used his religious role in al-Nusra Front to issue a fatwa, or blessing, to execute abducted soldiers Mohammed Hamieh and Ali Bazzal.
He shot the footage of Hamieh's execution, which was performed by Syrian Aa.L., who was arrested at a previous time.