BEIRUT: Two men were arrested Monday in north Lebanon for allegedly scrawling “Daash,” the Arabic acronym of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, along a highway in Akkar.
The National News Agency reported that the two men, identified by their initials M.B., from the Akkar village of Miniara and R.A, from the village of Jdeidet al-Joumeh, were arrested and interrogated over the graffiti along the highway leading to the village of Miniara.
The NNA added that M.B. was later transferred to an Army Intelligence branch in the north for further investigation.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 28, 2014, on page 4.