Lebanese soldiers deploy outside Lebanese University in the southern city of Sidon, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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The families of at least two followers of Assir reported the disappearances of their sons a week ago, but intelligence believe that more than five Islamists went underground and could be recruited to carry out suicide bombings, the sources said.A partisan of Assir was among one of two attackers who carried out the twin suicide bombing against the Iranian embassy in Beirut more than a year ago, killing at least 27 people and injuring over 100 others.The attacks resulted in the death of 18 Army soldiers and around 40 of Assir's followers. The Army arrested dozens of suspects.
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