People inspect damage in a apartment following a raid by the army in Asoun, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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The Lebanese Army killed three gunmen during a raid in north Lebanon Thursday and arrested a local "terror" suspect accused of recruiting young Lebanese to join ISIS – including a relative involved in the beheading of a soldier held captive by Islamists, the military said.In a statement, the military said "terrorist" Ahmad Salim Mikati, who was being monitored by Army Intelligence, was arrested in the Dinnieh neighborhood of north Lebanon during a dawn raid on his apartment.It said a Lebanese soldier was slightly wounded in the operation.According to the Army, Mikati had set up cells affiliated with ISIS in the north.Sayyed was the first of three Lebanese soldiers to be executed by Islamist militants who took at least 30 soldiers and policemen hostage after briefly taking over the northeastern border town of Arsal in August, engaging the military in five days of fierce battles.The Army statement said Mikati was being interrogated by the military.
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