Radical Muslim Cleric And Isis Operative, Ahmad Al-Assir, Arrested In Lebanon With Valid Nigerian Visa

A radical Muslim cleric who has also been described as the “unofficial de-facto Emir of Isis in Lebanon”, Ahmad Al-Assir, has been arrested by Lebanese authorities on his way to Nigeria via Cairo.

According to the Daily Star, a Lebanese publication, Assir was apprehended while attempting to travel with a fake Palestinian passport and a valid Nigerian visa at the Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport early Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Lebanon, according to a statement released by General Security, Lebanon’s security directorate.

Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reports that Assir, who was traveling with another man, was holding a fake passport in the name of Rami Abdul Rahman Taleb, while his companion was holding a passport in the name of Khaled Sidani. The driver who drove Assir to the airport in a Mercedes Benz was later arrested.