Army arrests two suspected terrorists in Lebanon

Published August 7th, 2015 - 10:00 GMT

The General Security Department said Friday that its officers have arrested a Lebanese and a Syrian suspected of belonging to terrorist groups.

General Security has apprehended a Lebanese who belongs to the groups of terrorists Osama Mansour and Shadi al-Mawlawi, said a communique.

Mansour was shot dead by security forces in the northern city of Tripoli in April while al-Mawlawi remains a fugitive.

The communique said the suspect has coordinated with another Lebanese who was plotting to carry out a suicide bombing in Lebanon, and planning to smuggle an official in the Islamic State extremist group from the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal.

General Security also said it arrested a Syrian who is suspected of belonging to al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front, recruiting people, and transporting money and fighters to Syria.

The detainees have been referred to the judiciary, the communique added.

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