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Army: One killed, another wounded during arrest of human trafficking gang in Abdeh

The Lebanese Army Command issued a statement on Tuesday declaring that one man has been killed and another injured during a fire trade between an Army Intelligence patrol and a group of men involved in human trafficking and smuggling in the locality of Abdeh-Akkar.

One of the most wanted smugglers, Mustafa Klassina, died during the fire exchange and Bashar al-Khair was injured.

Deceased Klassina and his accomplice had planned a smuggling operation of a Lebanese and 18 Syrian nationals. They had been scheduled to sail by sea to Cyprus.

Another army patrol raided an apartment in Bahnin area and arrested 9 Syrians who were preparing to leave with the aforementioned group.

Meanwhile, investigations have been initiated under the supervision of the competent judicial authorities.

Source: National News Agency