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PFLP-GC Member Detained for Assassination Bids, Security Scheme Targeting Dahiyeh

A member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) was reportedly detained by the organization for seeking to carry out security attacks in Beirut's Southern Suburbs – Dahiyeh and the coastal town of Naameh, around 20 kilometers south of Beirut.

According to al-Joumhouria newspaper published on Tuesday, Mohammed Mohammed, previously served at the organization's base in Naameh, its most prominent military position in Lebanon, which also contains a quantity of missiles.

The PFLP-GC had expressed willingness to hand over Mohammed to the Lebanese Army Intelligence but is awaiting for a decision by the group's secretary-general Ahmed Jibril.

Mohammed, who hails from the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh, was working within a group led by Bilal Bader, a former leader of the militant groups Jund al-Sham and Fatah al-Islam, to carry out a series of security breaches in PFLP-GC general command center in Dahiyeh's Palestinian Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp, Naameh tunnel and Beirut's southern suburbs.

The suspect allegedly confessed to being tasked with collecting information to aid Bader and his militant group.

The group was seeking to assassinate PFLP-GC member Bater Rateb al-Nemr, who goes by the nom de guerre of Abou Nemr, and military commander Abou Ali Qassem at Burj al-Barajneh simultaneously to cause chaos at the camp and allow the militant group's members to sneak into the PFLP-GC base.

The operation reportedly seeks to create a Shiite-Palestinian strife.

At the same time, the militant group would also steal Grad rockets from the PFLP-GC base in Naameh for the purpose of firing them at Lebanese army checkpoints in Dahiyeh.

According to al-Joumhouria newspaper, Lebanese security agencies are contacting PFLP-GC to follow up the case.

The daily said that Lebanese security agencies received during the past two years information that indicates a rift would occur between PFLP-GC members.

H.K.

D.A./G.K.


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