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Six Syrians detained for etching ISIS on a rock

Lebanese Army soldiers prepare to deploy toward Arsal, a predominantly Sunni Muslim town near the Syrian border in eastern Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

BEIRUT: Six Syrians were detained in south Lebanon Monday after etching “ISIS” on a rock.

Army intelligence arrested the six Syrians in the village of Nmeirieh in Nabatieh and has begun an investigation into the detained suspects.

Earlier, Army intelligence arrested three Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley on suspicion of associating with Syria’s Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, whose militants battled the Army in the border village of Arsal earlier this month, security sources told The Daily Star Monday.

The sources said the suspects were apprehended in Al-Faour, in central Bekaa, during Army raids on informal refugee settlements in the area that lies on the main highway linking Beirut to Damascus.

 

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