Security forces in Lebanon have arrested four individuals for their involvement in the violence that unfolded in Khalde on Sunday, security sources told Al-Jadeed on Monday.
In line with a judicial notice, the Lebanese Army Directorate of Intelligence is now handling the case of the Khalde clashes that resulted in five deaths, according to the sources.
Two of the arrested individuals were identified by the initials “A.S.” and “Y.M.K.,” respectively.
The remaining two detainees have been identified as Syrian nationals without their initials being revealed.
In the meantime, work is underway to locate and identify the remaining perpetrators and determine their roles in the incident, according to the sources.
On Sunday, a day after Hezbollah operative Ali Shibli was killed at a wedding in what was described as a vendetta killing, an ambush targetted his funeral procession. An armed clash erupted, resulting in the killing of five people and the injuring of several others.
The Lebanese Army deployed soldiers to the area shortly after, stressing that its forces would open fire at “every gunman on the road” in the Khalde area and “anyone who opens fire from anywhere else.”
Security forces will be “relentless” in dealing with gangs and security breaches along the coastline, the sources noted.