Hussein’s arrest comes as the Army and other security agencies have stepped up their crackdown on terror cells following the deadly twin suicide bombings that struck the southern Beirut suburb of Burj al-Barajneh. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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Lebanese Army Intelligence has arrested a key terror suspect accused of belonging to ISIS and plotting to carry out terrorist attacks, the military said in a statement Tuesday.Hussein's arrest comes as the Army and other security agencies have stepped up their crackdown on terror cells following the deadly twin suicide bombings that struck the southern Beirut suburb of Burj al-Barajneh on Nov. 12, killing 46 people and wounding over 200 others, in the deadliest attack in Lebanon claimed by ISIS.In its statement, the Army said Hussein had participated in the October 2014 clashes against soldiers in Tripoli.However, after the Army tightened the noose on Hussein's armed group, he decided to flee to Raqqa, ISIS' stronghold in Syria, but was arrested there before he was deported to Lebanon, it added.
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