Security Forces Arrest Lebanese IS Member Planning Suicide Attack against Army

General Security announced on Saturday the arrest of a Lebanese on suspicions of belonging to the Islamic State extremist group.

It said in a statement that the detainee confessed to transferring funds to the IS leadership in Syria through dormant cells of the group in Lebanon.

He also admitted to preparing a suicide attack, through an explosive belt, against members of the Lebanese army in the northern city of Tripoli.

The suspect confessed that he had taken part in fighting against the army in the city as well.

He has since been referred to the concerned judiciary for further investigation, added the General Security statement.

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