Lebanon arrests nine for ‘terrorist group’ ties, drugs
Sidon, Lebanon, is the picturesque site of an arrest for suspicions of terrorism. (Twitter)
The Lebanese army said on Thursday it has arrested a "terrorist suspect" and eight other people on suspicion of carrying out different crimes.
An intelligence patrol apprehended a Lebanese national on suspicion of having ties with "terrorist groups" in the area of Seeroub in the southern city of Sidon, the army said in a communique.
The military also arrested in the Beirut neighborhoods of Ghubairi, Shiyyah and Qasqas eight Lebanese, some of them wanted on shooting charges and others for the possession of drugs, guns and unlicensed vehicles.
An army unit also seized old mines and rockets hidden in a cave on the outskirts of the town of Abey in Aley district, said the communique.
It added that the suspects were referred to the appropriate authorities and the ammunition was taken to a safe area.