Reports: Sayyed was in Samaha's Explosives-Laden Car
[An Nahar] Security forces are trying to verify unconfirmed reports that former General Security chief Maj. Gen. Jamil Sayyed was in the car with former minister Michel Samaha during the smuggling of the explosives from Syria to Leb, MTV quoted a security source as saying on Tuesday.
The source noted that "orders were given to let Samaha's car cross the border without any inspection."
Syrian security chief "Maj. Gen. Ali Mamlouk asked his friends in Leb to capture or kill the witness in Samaha's case," the alleged source claimed.
"What's important is Akkar. Focus your efforts on major rallies or Syrian opposition activists," MTV quoted Samaha as saying in one of the alleged audio recordings that security forces had managed to acquire.
Government deputy Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Sami Sader on Saturday charged Samaha and Mamlouk with forming a group to commit crimes in Leb. The two were also charged with plotting to assassinate political and religious figures.
Media leaks had said that Samaha was working at Syrian orders to prepare explosives to be used in attacks in northern Leb.
...back at the wrecked scow, a single surviver held tightly to the smashed prow...
LBCI television quoted a top Internal Security Forces officer as saying that "Milad Kfouri, the witness in ex-minister Michel Samaha's case, is a patriotic man and he and his family are under our protection."
The TV network also quoted a security source as saying that "the ISF are committed to providing monthly allowances to Kfouri and his family that do not exceed $10,000."
"The honoring of informant Milad Kfouri will not only be limited to the commendation he received from (ISF) Director General Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi, as he will also be decorated with a medal upon his return (to Leb) after the end of the case," the source added.
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