Police Arrest Suspect in Akkar over IS Links, Bombing Plans


The Internal Security Forces Information Branch arrested a suspect in the northern region of Akkar over links to the Islamic State terror organization, ISF said in a statement on Wednesday.

The detainee admitted during investigations that he had joined the IS ranks eight months ago through groups that encouraged him to carry out terror attacks in Lebanon instead of Syria, said the statement.

He was taught how to make explosive bombs and decided to plant one on a highway in a bid to bomb a Lebanese army patrol whenever one passes through the area where he resided, it said.

The suspect was referred to the related judicial authorities.

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