Army Arrests Member of Osama Mansour's Terror Group who Confesses to Recruiting Teens for Attacks

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The Lebanese army intelligence announced on Monday the arrest of a member of Osama Masnour's terrorist group.

An army statement said that Abdul Rahman Tareq al-Kilani was detained upon his return to Lebanon from abroad.

During investigations, he admitted to belonging to Mansour's group and participating in attacks against army positions in the northern city of Tripoli.

He also confessed that while he was abroad, he was tasked by fugitives Bilal Bader and Shadi al-Mawlawi, to recruit teenagers to carry out terrorist attacks against the military and Internal Security Forces.

Kilani had succeeded in recruiting three Lebanese, who were also arrested.

They admitted that they were in the process of planning an attack.

The target of the assault was not disclosed.

The detainees have since been referred to the military judiciary and their accomplices are being pursued, added the military communique.

Mansour was shot dead by security forces in Tripoli in April, while al-Mawlawi remains a fugitive.

They have led armed groups that engaged in deadly gunbattles with the army in Tripoli and its surrounding areas in October.



Comments 1
Thumb _mowaten_ 11 August 2015, 15:46

m14ers must be in mourning today, as their "national and patriotic duty" has been foiled..