File - Security sources said Kahwagi arrived by helicopter at the Lebanese Army barracks in Labweh amid strict security measures. (REUTERS/Hussam Chbaro)
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The Lebanese Army is pursuing a recently discovered terrorist cell operating in Tripoli, Lebanese Army Chief Gen. Jean Kahwagi said Thursday.Kahwagi also announced that he expects the clashes with militants in the northeast border town of Arsal to resume, which is why he reinforced the Army's positions in the area.He revealed that the detained jihadist Imad Jomaa confessed during interrogations that Arsal's extremist groups had planned to attack the Army and invade Shiite and Christian villages in the Bekaa Valley to provoke sectarian strife.Asked whether he planned to run for president, Kahwagi said he was not seeking the post, but had not ruled it out.
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