After more than two years on the run, one of the most wanted people by Lebanese security forces was arrested yesterday morning at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International airport. Radical Sunni cleric Ahmad al-Assir was detained while trying to flee to Nigeria via Cairo with a Palestinian forged passport, a valid Nigerian visa and a new appearance, security officials said.
Lebanon arrests fugitive cleric Ahmad al-Assir
Sunni Muslim Salafist leader Ahmad al-Assir gestures as he speaks in his office in Abra, near Sidon REUTERS
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