Lebanese general security arrests Daesh cell recruiting minors

Published April 1st, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Members of Lebanese General Security observe passing cars at a checkpoint. (AFP/File)
Members of Lebanese General Security observe passing cars at a checkpoint. (AFP/File)

The General Security arrested on Friday four Lebanese and a Syrian after forming a network of minors that they tasked with carrying out attacks against the Lebanese army and security apparatuses.

"Within its framework to follow up on the activities of terrorist and sleeper cells, the General Security arrested Lebanese Kh.Kh., B.S., A.M., A.M and Syrian M.G. For forming a network that has links to a terror group,” the General Security said in a statement.

“During interrogations, the suspects confessed to belonging to the Islamic State terror group,” added the statement.

“They said that they are active in the field of recruiting people, mainly minors, in order to task them with the implementation of bombings against the Lebanese army and the security forces,” it said.

“The suspects were referred to the related judicial authorities and the efforts continue to arrest those involved.”


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