Lebanon arrests fugitive cleric ahmad al assir, former head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, as he returned from London, April 21

Lebanon arrests fugitive cleric ahmad al assir, former head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, as he returned from London, April 21.

Baghda1 인샵d, April 21 (Xinhua) — Iraqi security forces arrested a fugitive cleric last year after they arrested him on the Iranian border, Iraqi sources said Tuesday.

Ahmad al Assir, who is the head of the Al-Tawheed movement, was arrested late last year in Iraq.

He allegedly fled Iran last year and has since been in hiding at an undisclosed location in Lebanon under police protection, according to the sources, who gave details of Iraqi special forces raids.

Assir was caught in Lebanon, where security forces raided his apartment, the source told Xinhua.

He was arrested in Iraq in the middle of the night, after officials there arrested a person accused of links to al Qaeda during the ongoing border war with Iran, the sources added.

While Iraqi authorities had not made an official announcement about Assir’s arrest during the border war, the sources said he could become an “enemy of the state” if he is allowed to leave the country, under Iranian rules of engagement.

Assir fled Iran at the height of the borde청주출장마사지r crisis last year, after Iraqi authorities arrested two Hezbollah-affiliated officials in Lebanon who had been holding al Qaeda suspected members and tried to free them.

Some 5,000 people have been killed and millions injured in the five years of violence, which has pitted Baghdad against Iran and Hezbollah allies in the청주출장안마 border war.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered last summer’s border war with Iran after Iranian security forces allegedly carried out a drone strike on a convoy of Iranian pilgrims who crossed the border in a convoy of Shiite pilgrims from Iran to Iraq.

The incident triggered the Iran-Iraq conflict which ended last March, with Iraq claiming the killing of more than 500 Iranian troops, Shiite Muslim pilgrims and civilians.

On Sunday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said at least 30,000 children had been displaced in the conflict.

(Xinhua)

2016/12/23 17:35

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