Syrian Held for Collaborating with Syria-Based 'Terrorist Groups'
A Syrian man has been arrested on charges of communicating and collaborating with Syria-based terrorist groups, General Security announced on Wednesday.
“As part of its surveillance operations and follow-up on the activities of terrorist groups and their sleeper cells, the General Directorate of General Security has apprehended a Syrian national for his communication with terrorist groups,” it said in a statement.
“During interrogation, he confessed to having ties and contacts with terrorist groups and that he was involved in the activities of providing and transferring arms, ammunition and funds in Lebanon with the aim of smuggling them into Syria,” General Security added.
“Efforts are underway to arrest the rest of the culprits,” it said.
The country has been on high alert since the unprecedented suicide bombings that hit the Christian border town of al-Qaa in late June.
Scores of people have been arrested in a major crackdown on Syrian refugee encampments and gatherings that followed the attacks.
Al-Qaa's blasts occurred after the arrest of several Islamic State-linked cells plotting bombings in the country and amid a flurry of media reports about possible attacks during the holy month of Ramadan.