Lebanon News

Nusra Front suspect detained in east Lebanon

Members of the Lebanese security forces control vehicles at a checkpoint in the Bekaa Valley, near the border with Syria on April 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / STR

BEIRUT: A Syrian national suspected of being a member of the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front was arrested Monday in east Lebanon, security sources told The Daily Star.

Amjad Shehadeh was taken into custody by State Security forces in the Bekaa Valley, the sources said.

He is wanted on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization and recruiting youth to fight in the Syrian war, they said.

Lebanon launched earlier this month a security plan in the Bekaa to arrest people wanted by the authorities and restore peace and stability to the area.





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