Lebanon's Selcom Marine interfaces with US and French shipyards
The well-connected Selwan family's company Selcom Marine brokered the sale of vessels from US company Safe Boats International to the Lebanese Army.
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A US court has denied a request from Lebanon's intelligence chief Abbas Ibrahim to withdraw the paragraph incriminating him in a complaint filed by the family of Amer al-Fakhoury. This makes his relations with Washington all the more awkward, despite him having some well-placed supporters there.
Ibrahim has done many hostage and prisoner deals in his day and has now succeeded again by securing the release of a Lebanese detainee in Abu Dhabi. Yet the latest has done nothing to allay growing US anger over accusations that the spy chief was behind the torture of Amer al-Fakhoury.