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Security forces step up vigilance

A policeman stands at a checkpoint in Souk Moawad in Beirut's southern suburbs, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: Security forces arrested a Syrian refugee woman Monday in south Lebanon and investigated a suspicious briefcase on a main road in the north of the country, in a step up of security vigilance following Arsal’s onslaught.

The National News Agency reported that 22-year-old Yasmine Jihad Asaad, a Syrian refugee, was arrested in Jwayya in south Lebanon for possessing military attire.

She was later interrogated at Jwayya’s police station, the NNA said without giving further details.

In another development, Lebanese Army experts inspected a briefcase left on the side of the main road leading to Halba in north Lebanon, after it was suspected of containing explosives.

NNA said the Army blocked the road as it investigated the case, which turned out to be clear of any explosives.

Security forces, including Army and police, have been extremely vigilant, wary of further attacks by jihadi militants who clashed with the Army in northeast Lebanon last week and who are believed to be behind a string of car bomb explosions that rocked the country over the last year.

 

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Summary

Security forces arrested a Syrian refugee woman Monday in south Lebanon and investigated a suspicious briefcase on a main road in the north of the country, in a step up of security vigilance following Arsal's onslaught.

Security forces, including Army and police, have been extremely vigilant, wary of further attacks by jihadi militants who clashed with the Army in northeast Lebanon last week and who are believed to be behind a string of car bomb explosions that rocked the country over the last year.


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