Lebanese security forces have detained a Yemeni man suspected of belonging to al-Qaeda and masterminding bombings of Western targets in Lebanon, security officials said Saturday.
Moammar Abdullah al-Awamah, 29, was detained Monday on the outskirts of the Ein el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon in south Lebanon, the officials said, according to The AP.
The Lebanese sources said al-Awamah was moved to Beirut, where army intelligence investigators were questioning him.
Al-Awamah is among 35 people indicted by state prosecutors for bombing U.S. and British targets in Lebanon between May 2002 and April this year.
The bombings, which took place in Beirut and the northern city of Tripoli, injured five people and damaged fast food outlets. (Albawaba.com)