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General Security Arrests 3 Lebanese Suspected of Recruiting IS Fighters

General Security has arrested in the past two days three Lebanese nationals tasked with recruiting gunmen to fight alongside the Islamic State extremist group, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The agency's Intelligence Branch arrested the three men in separate raids in northern Lebanon. One of them was apprehended in the area of al-Mankoubine north of Tripoli and another in the city's Bab al-Ramel neighborhood.

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9 Palestinians Drown as Boat Sinks after Leaving Lebanon

Nine people, including women and children, were killed when a boat smuggling Palestinians from Lebanon's northern port of Tripoli sank in Turkey's territorial waters, one of the survivors said on Wednesday.

The state-run National News Agency said the survivor told his relatives that the boat was carrying 40 Palestinians from Syrian camps, mainly Yarmuk in Damascus, who had taken refuge in Palestinian shantytowns in northern Lebanon.

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

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.

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Army Arrests Syrian Terrorist in Tripoli

The Lebanese army said on Saturday that it has arrested a Syrian national in the northern city of Tripoli for belonging to terrorist organizations.

An army communique said Mohammed Assaad Awad was apprehended in the area of al-Mankoubine.

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General Security Arrests 2 Suspected Terrorists

The General Security Department said Friday that its officers have arrested a Lebanese and a Syrian suspected of belonging to terrorist groups.

General Security has apprehended a Lebanese who belongs to the groups of terrorists Osama Mansour and Shadi al-Mawlawi, said a communique.

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Battle-scarred Lebanese Teens Reconcile through Theater

The young man cowered behind a barrel on the barely lit stage, as his companion pointed a fake weapon towards a roaring audience in a Beirut theater.

The amateur actors were re-enacting a familiar scene from their native Tripoli, one of Lebanon's most volatile cities.

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Bomb Goes off in Lebanese Soldier's Vehicle in Tripoli

A bomb has targeted the vehicle of a Lebanese army chief warrant officer in the northern city of Tripoli, the state-run National News Agency reported on Monday.

NNA said 200 grams of explosives went off in the gray Mercedes that was parked in a parking lot in al-Wadih street of Tripoli's al-Qobbeh area at 3:00 am.

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Army Ups Measures in Sidon after Revelations on al-Asir

The Lebanese army has taken strong measures in and around the southern city of Sidon after a suspect revealed that wanted Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir had moved occasionally between the city and the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh.

As Safir daily said Thursday that the measures were also taken over fears that militants would carry out attacks through sleeper cells in Sidon.

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Man Fakes his own Kidnapping to Cover Embezzlement

A man confessed to faking his own kidnapping to cover the funds he embezzled from the company he works for, announced the Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau in a statement on Wednesday.

It said that N.H., an accountant at a commercial establishment in the northern city of Tripoli, faked his abduction at the hands of alleged assailants.

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Suspect Admits to Court that al-Asir Moved between Sidon and Ain el-Hilweh

Wanted Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir had moved occasionally between the southern city of Sidon and the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh, a suspect admitted to court on Tuesday.

According to al-Akhbar daily published on Wednesday, Alaa al-Moghrabi known as Hatem told the military court that one time a wanted cleric transported al-Asir from the northern city of Tripoli to Sidon from where he took him to Ain el-Hilweh.

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