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Reports: Lebanese IS Fighter Killed in Iraq

A Lebanese Islamic State group fighter, who hails from the northern city of Tripoli, has been killed in Iraq, media reports said Friday.

Hassan al-Masri, known as Aba Qassem al-Lubnani, died while fighting alongside the IS, they said, without specifying in which area.

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Army Arrests Osama Mansour's Brother in Tripoli

The Lebanese army arrested overnight suspected Islamist Amin Mansour, the brother of Osama Mansour, in the northern city of Tripoli's, the army said in a statement on Friday.

The arrest in Bab al-Tebbaneh triggered a wave of popular protests in the streets of the city, NNA added.

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Army Arrests Two Syrians for Possession of Arms

The Lebanese army arrested two Syrian nationals at dawn after confiscating some amounts of weapons and ammunition that they kept in hiding, the National News Agency stated on Thursday.

The army raided a warehouse in Tripoli's al-Qobbeh which belongs to Syrian nationals of the al-Raayan family.

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Mustaqbal Delegation Holds Talks with Hariri

Delegations from al-Mustaqbal movement tackled with leader Saad Hariri the relations of the party with other political movements mainly the Free Patriotic Movement and the latest campaign the latter waged against them, al-Joumhouria daily said on Tuesday.

Discussions focused on the situation in the northern city of Tripoli in the presence of Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, MPs Mohammed Kabbara and Ahmad Fatfat, the party's Coordinator in Tripoli Moustafa Alloush and a number of the city's officials, the daily added.

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Beddawi Clashes Kill a Man, Wound Another

A clash that erupted Friday in al-Beddawi Palestinian refugee camp near the northern city of Tripoli killed a man and wounded another, the state-run National News Agency reported on Saturday.

The clash, which broke out at midnight, spread tension in the area where armed men spread out, in parallel with vigorous mobilization of the army forces to contain the situation.

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Release of Hostages Reportedly Awaits Qatar's 'Ransom Payment'

The release of the Lebanese servicemen taken hostage by jihadists last year is awaiting Qatar's payment of a ransom, which is part of the prisoner exchange deal, al-Akhbar daily reported on Thursday.

The newspaper quoted ministerial sources as saying that the release of the hostages hinged on the payment of “huge amounts of money to the terrorists as part of the deal.”

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Security Official Plays Down Claims on Tripoli Terror Plot

A high-ranking security official played down claims by an al-Nusra Front leader that the Islamic State extremist group is plotting a terrorist attack in the northern city of Tripoli.

The official, who was not identified, told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat published Tuesday that security forces have not received any such information.

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Al-Nusra Front Official Says IS Plotting Attack in Northern Lebanon

An al-Nusra Front official has revealed that the Islamic State extremist group is plotting a terrorist attack in northern Lebanon in the coming weeks, As Safir daily reported on Monday.

The newspaper said the official claimed on his Twitter account that the IS is planning for “a huge operation against the Lebanese army” in the northern city of Tripoli at the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

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2 Held for Taking Pictures near Rifi's Tripoli Residence

Two people were arrested Thursday for using cameras near the residence of Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi in the northern city of Tripoli.

“Two people raised suspicions as they were taking pictures of the surroundings of Rifi's residence in Tripoli,” state-run National News Agency reported.

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Three Inmates Stabbed in Roumieh Prison

A number of inmates were stabbed in Roumieh Prison overnight, reported Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) on Sunday.

It said that Z. al-Bay, R. al-Hajjah, and A. al-Hajjah were victims of a stabbing attack in the prison after they were transferred from the Qobbeh Prison in the northern city of Tripoli.

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