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Lebanese Army Arrests ISIS Militant

Lebanese Army Arrests ISIS Militant

Saturday, 4 December, 2021 - 07:45
Lebanese Army soldiers (Reuters/File photo)

A Lebanese army intelligence patrol arrested on Friday a man in connection with the terrorist organization ISIS.

The intelligence directorate arrested a man identified by the initials M.S., and nicknamed Al-Baghdadi, in an operation that followed years of tracking and monitoring, the army command said in a communique carried by the German news agency.

The arrested man, who was using false identification papers, admitted that he had “pledged allegiance to the terrorist organization ISIS and participated with one of the group’s cells in carrying out security operations and manufacturing explosives.”

Al-Baghdadi was also closely associated with a suicide bomber who had carried out bombings in Lebanon, the communique said.

The army added that it started questioning the man under the supervision of the competent judiciary.

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