WASHINGTON — The brutal double bombing of mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon has led to the arrest of two suspects.
Reuters reported that the two men’s plot killed at least 42 people at the two mosques. One was a Sunni cleric that has close ties to the Syrian government.
The Lebanese military court accused Sheikh Ahmad Gharib and Mostafa Houri of preparing bombs against two Sunni mosques in the city of Tripoli, forming armed groups to attack government buildings and organizing a terrorist cell.
Lebanon is on the brink of a full-scale civil war as Sunni and Shi’a elements are attacking each other, especially as the religious strife is increasing across the border in Syria. It does not help that Lebanon-based Shi’a terrorist group Hezbollah entered the Syrian civil war on the side of Syria’s government regime, led by Bashar al-Assad.