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The Lebanese Army announces the arrest of a terrorist cell and reveals its affiliation and plans

The Lebanese Army Guidance Directorate issued a statement in which it said that as a result of its security follow-up of several incidents that occurred during the last period in the areas of Jabal al-Badawi and Wadi al-Nahla in northern Lebanon, it led to the arrest of eight citizens  by decision of the Public Prosecutor of Cassation following information from the Army Intelligence Directorate.

According to the statement, the investigations conducted with the detainees showed that they were “supporters of ISIS,” and that they confessed to committing acts of theft in order to finance their plans, shooting at commercial stores, and targeting a military vehicle for an army officer, in addition to photographing one of the Lebanese army centers according to a plan to target it. The weapons and equipment they were in possession of were confiscated, according to what was stated in the statement.

The Lebanese Army Command also indicated that those arrested with the seized items were referred for investigation under the supervision of the competent judiciary.

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