The Directorate of Intelligence turned in the Palestinian Mahmoud Ali Ward to the relevant judiciary
The Army Command – Directorate of Orientation issued the following statement:
The Directorate of Intelligence turned in the Palestinian Mahmoud Ali Ward a.k.a. “Abu Aysha” and “Abu Georges” to the relevant judiciary authorities. Ward was arrested following observation while attempting to move into Syria to join terrorist organizations. The perpetrator confessed of working as a bodyguard for the wanted fugitive Fadel Shaker and for his affiliation later on to the group of “Bilal Bader” that is affiliated to “el-Nusra” terrorist organization inside the camp of Ayn el-Helwe. The perpetrator also participated in the different rounds of fighting that took place inside the camp and against the army units deployed all around the camp. The perpetrator is additionally wanted according to a verdict issued by the military court for the crime of affiliation to terrorist organizations. Ward has also been involved in trafficking military weapons and ammunition, opening fire in the air and against individuals during several incidents as well as drug-use.