Lebanon’s state security arrests IS member

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Posted in category Eurasia, Middle Orient
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Lebanon’s state security arrested on Thursday a Lebanese national belonging to the Islamic State (IS) militant group for implementing terrorist attacks targeting military personnel and civilians.

Hussein Ahmad al Houjeiry was arrested, who also worked in transferring military arms and equipment to terrorist groups in addition to hiring people and transporting them to fight inside Syria, according to Elnashra, an online independent newspaper.

Houjeiry was referred to judiciary bodies for further investigation and legal procedures.

Lebanese Interior Minister Raya El Hassan announced earlier this month that more than 30 people suspected of planning terror attacks have been arrested since 2016.

Lebanon has been a target for terrorist groups in the past few years.

On June 4, an IS member blew himself up in the northern city of Tripoli after being pursued and cornered.

The terrorist attack killed several members of the Lebanese Army and Internal Security Forces.

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