Several agents are recruiting jihadists to carry out suicide bombings in Lebanon and Syria as the latest report says that a man, who resides in Denmark, is suspected of brainwashing youth to join extremist organizations.
Al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Thursday that security forces are suspecting that M.A., who is residing in Denmark, is playing an important role in recruiting youth to join terrorist organizations with the aim of carrying out suicide attacks in Lebanon and Syria.
The nationality of the man wasn't revealed in the report.
Security sources also informed the newspaper that Zakaria H., a suspected suicide bomber, has been released by Turkish authorities in a prisoners swap deal with the Islamist State organization.
Zakaria is also known as Abou Abdul Rahman al-Ansari and nicknamed as Abou Yehya. He hails from the northern district of Akkar.
Al-Akhbar continues it report with mentioning several other suspected suicide bombers, pointing out that the followers of Khaled Hoblos, whose group was involved in clashes with the army in the town of Bhannine in Akkar in October, are recruiting jihadists.
Concerned sources told the newspaper that the main role at this stage is carried out by both the al-Qaida-affiliate al-Nusra Front and the IS group.
The newspaper also revealed that several members linked to the IS group are currently taking the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh as their hideout.
Sources told the daily that so far 11 people have been arrested since the double suicide bombing that targeted Tripoli's Jabal Mohsen neighborhood earlier this month. Explosive belts were seized in their possession.
The sources continued that sermons at some mosques and incitement campaigns are helping jihadists in recruiting more youth under the pretext that “the Sunnis are oppressed.”
On Tuesday, the military prosecutor charged 28 people over the Jabal Mohsen attack, including top Islamist fugitives Osama Mansour and Shadi al-Mawlawi -- who are both still on the run.
Al-Nusra Front claimed the attack on a crowded cafe in the Alawite region of Jabal Mohsen that killed nine people and wounded 37 others.
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