Lebanese man arrested for smuggling funds for Syrian militants
A Hezbollah fighter walks through a field in Arsal, on the Lebanon-Syria border. (AFP/File)
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A Lebanese man was arrested Tuesday near the northeastern border town of Arsal on charges of smuggling funds to the militant groups that are present in the town's outskirts, state-run National News Agency reported.
“Army intelligence agents arrested Abdul Karim al-Hujeiri in the vicinity of the town of Arsal,” NNA said.
“He was held over his involvement in transferring money to the militants in Arsal's outskirts,” the agency added.
Militants from Daesh and the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front are entrenched in mountainous regions along the porous Lebanese-Syrian border.
The Lebanese army regularly shells their positions and Hezbollah fighters have engaged in clashes with them on the Syrian side of the border.
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