Head of Morals Protection Bureau in Lebanon held on suspicion of involvement in prostitution

Updated 29 August 2018
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Head of Morals Protection Bureau in Lebanon held on suspicion of involvement in prostitution

  • The Head of the Morals Protection Bureau has been arrested by Lebanese internal security forces
  • Investigation into his involvement began immediately

 

BEIRUT: The Head of the Morals Protection Bureau, G.H., has been arrested by Lebanese internal security forces on suspicion of his involvement in the management of prostitution networks.

Investigation into his involvement began immediately.

The news circulated through social media, prompting Internal Security Forces Director General Maj. Gen. Imad Othman to stress in a statement that “the Directorate General of the Internal Security Forces is the only body authorized to announce the results of its investigations and rejects all the circulation of news and fabrications.”


Civilians prompt delay in assault on last Daesh enclave: Kurd-led forces

Updated 16 February 2019
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Civilians prompt delay in assault on last Daesh enclave: Kurd-led forces

  • The last few hundred Daesh militants, many of them foreigners, had surrendered in the past two days to the Syrian Democratic Forces

OMAR OIL FIELD, Syria: “Large numbers” of civilians remain inside the last Daesh group enclave in Syria prompting a fresh delay in a final advance, Kurdish-led forces said on Saturday.

“There are still civilians inside in large numbers,” US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Adnan Afrin said on the day President Donald Trump said he expected to announce the end of the militants’ “caliphate.”

“We weren’t expecting this number, otherwise we wouldn’t have resumed the campaign four days ago. This is why it’s been delayed,” Afrin said.

A second SDF spokesman said that the diehard militants remained in control of the tiny enclave around the village of Baghouz on the north bank of the Euphrates river.

“The pocket inside Baghouz is still controlled by the Daesh group,” spokesman Mustefa Bali said.

“There are still civilians inside Baghouz and we are working on getting them out.”

Neither spokesman would comment on the timeline set by Trump for a US announcement that the “caliphate” had been eradicated.

“We have a lot of great announcements having to do with Syria and our success with the eradication of the caliphate and that will be announced over the next 24 hours,” Trump told reporters at around 1600 GMT on Thursday.