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ISF arrests operator of 'Free Sunnis' Twitter

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BEIRUT: The Internal Security Forces' information branch detained the operator of the Twitter account for the 'Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade' Thursday.

The suspect, 19, a Lebanese national, was detained in Baalbek after confessing to operating the social media account, the ISF said in a statement.

Security forces began tracking down the person behind the account when it was used to issue threats against Christians and Shiites in Lebanon.

The arrest appears to contradict rumors that the Twitter account was being operated by foreign intelligence agencies or Arab states that were looking to incite sectarian strife.

 

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