An undated picture shows Imad Jomaa
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Detained jihadist Imad Jomaa, whose arrest sparked five days of intense clashes between militants and the Lebanese Army in the northeastern town of Arsal earlier this month, confessed to plans of establishing an Islamic State between the Bekaa Valley and North Lebanon.The assault against Lebanese villages and Army soldiers was meant to create a state of chaos that would start in the Bekaa Valley, and would later spread to North Lebanon, Jomaa reportedly said.Jomaa confessed to being responsible for coordinating the operation and dividing the twenty nine groups that fell under his command into seven factions that would eventually control Army headquarters and villages extending from the Bekaa to northern Lebanon.
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