The Lebanese police have arrested three suspected members of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network who allegedly planned to set up a training camp in Lebanon, an official said Tuesday.
The three — two Lebanese and a Saudi — were detained Sept. 28 after authorities were tipped off about the plans, the senior judicial official told AP.
The official added the camp would have trained al-Qaeda fighters and members of a Lebanese extremist Muslim group known as Dinniyah. Investigators have evidence that several al-Qaeda operatives may have arrived in Lebanon to help train recruits at the camp, the official said.
If the three are confirmed to be members of al-Qaida, it will be the first such arrest in Lebanon. (Albawaba.com)
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