Assir

Assir

(ăs`ĭr), in the Bible. 1 Son of Korah. 2 Ancestor of Samuel. 3 Son of Jeconiah the Captive.
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NNA - Former Deputy Osama Sd said Wednesday the responsible of yesterday's events in Sidon's Abra was not cleric Ahmad Assir alone, but also the overall political, security, and spiritual authorities that have provided bailout to gunmen when army seemed unwavering in restoring security.
He dismissed as "false" media reports that claimed Palestinian factions or foreign intelligence agencies helped Lebanese authorities identify Assir.
NNA - National News Agency correspondent reported Tuesday that fans of Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Assir traded fire with a group of Sous family in the eastern Sidon locality of Abra.
Summary: A heated quarrel broke out Tuesday during a trial session for Islamist detainees charged with involvement in armed clashes between supporters of fugitive preacher Sheikh Ahmad Assir and the Lebanese Army.
The deceased, who was supposed to be buried in the Sunnit town of Sirop, was buried instead in Bawabat al Fawka after that the supporters of the Salafist Sheikh Ahmed al Assir prevented relatives from burying the body in his hometown.
Geagea added that he was curious as to how the security forces were able to arrest Assir "despite his disguise, use of another passport, and all his other precautions," while "these exact same forces" are not able to apprehend "easier undisguised targets.
Summary: An Islamist detainee who fought alongside extremist preacher Ahmad al Assir told a court Wednesday that his main goal was always to combat Israel.
Ibrahim also said local Lebanese businessmen who had funded Assir "will go to court".
In June 2013, 12 Lebanese soldiers were killed when they stormed a mosque complex belonging to Assir in the southern city of Sidon.
In a 20-minute-long YouTube video, the fugitive Sunni cleric Ahmad Al Assir alerted the Lebanese to intrinsic socio-political gulfs that, according to him, threatened the republic.
Since becoming a fugitive, Assir has released a number of audio recordings and several tweets renewing his criticism of Hezbollah, its ally Iran.
Riyadh, Rabi'I 27, 1435, Jan 28, 2014, SPA -- Border Guard patrols in Al Qahma'a in Assir Region managed to foil an attempt to smuggle Hashish into the Kingdom.