File - Lebanese Army investigators, inspect the scene a day after two explosions have struck near the Iranian embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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ISIS has established more than 40 undercover cells in Lebanon, according to top secret information obtained by a security body, heightening fears that new terror attacks may be on the horizon.Each cell is believed to comprise three or four people of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian or Iraqi nationality who have been highly trained with guns, explosive belts, land mines and other weapons, a security source said. With the situation in Lebanon still tense in the wake of five-day clashes in Arsal between Islamist groups – ISIS and the Nusra Front – and the Army that led to the kidnap of more than 30 security personnel, any suicide attack or car bomb would risk a major deterioration in security.Two soldiers have been beheaded by ISIS, and the Nusra Front has released seven men.The source also revealed that some Lebanese government institutions were in the process of signing security collaboration protocols with numerous Western and Arab countries, which will involve coordinating over any information acquired relating to ISIS and its plans in Lebanon and the wider Arab region.
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