Syrian Arrested in Arsal for Belonging to al-Nusra Front

The Internal Security Forces on Thursday announced the arrest of a Syrian man in the Bekaa border town of Arsal on charges of belonging to the jihadist al-Nusra Front group.

“Through its round-the-clock monitoring of the activities of members of terrorist groups, especially those who fought against the Lebanese Army in Arsal’s outskirts, the ISF Intelligence Branch has managed to detect and arrest Syrian national A.Q., 23, in the town of Arsal,” an ISF statement said.

”During interrogation, he confessed that he had entered Lebanon along with his family in 2014 and that he joined the ranks of al-Nusra Front after residing in Arsal,” the statement added.

The detainee also confessed to “undergoing basic military training with the Front” and “fighting among its ranks in the outskirts of the town of Flita.”

Source: Agence France Presse

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