General Security Arrests IS Cell in Arsal
The General Directorate of General Security announced Wednesday the arrest of an Islamic State group cell in the northeastern border town of Arsal.
In a statement, the directorate said the cell consisted of the three Syrians M.D., 18, A.D., 50 and S.D., 21.
During interrogation, the detainee M.D. confessed to using social networking websites to recruit members for a sabotage cell that would operate in Lebanon.
“He also conducted several bomb making trials with the aim of assassinating one of Arsal’s residents and carrying out attacks against Lebanese Army posts and patrols in the aforementioned town,” General Security added.
Noting that bomb-making materials and lethal poisons were seized in the man’s house, the security agency said the detainees and the substances were referred to the relevant judicial authorities and that efforts were underway to arrest the rest of the culprits.