The Lebanese army on Tuesday carried out raids in Tripoli, a day after the country’s top leaders authorized the military to take charge of security in Lebanon’s second-largest city for six months.

Monday’s decision was taken at a meeting between President Michel Suleiman, army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji and caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati.

According to the decision, the army would also be in charge of carrying out arrests ordered by the judiciary. […]