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Two suspects arrested for murder of 17-year-old in Saida

Two suspects arrested for murder of 17-year-old in Saida

A Syrian suspect arrested by the Lebanese Army for the murder of Elijah Michel Matta, 17, is shown in this photo released by the army on Nov. 26, 2022. (Credit: Lebanese Army website)

BEIRUT — The Lebanese Army announced on Saturday that it has arrested a Syrian suspect, identified by the initials A.A., and his accomplice H.A., also Syrian, in relation to the murder of Elijah Michel Matta, 17, in his home village of Aktanit in the Saida region.

On Friday, an army intelligence patrol led to the arrest of A.A., suspected of being involved in the murder of the young man on Thursday, the army statement explained, adding that a second suspect had also been arrested.

According to the medical examiner, the victim was stabbed about 30 times in his home and then thrown from its roof . The investigation into the murder continues.


BEIRUT — The Lebanese Army announced on Saturday that it has arrested a Syrian suspect, identified by the initials A.A., and his accomplice H.A., also Syrian, in relation to the murder of Elijah Michel Matta, 17, in his home village of Aktanit in the Saida region.On Friday, an army intelligence patrol led to the arrest of A.A., suspected of being involved in the murder of the young man on...