The head of General Security Major General Abbas Ibrahim attends a training exercises in Hamat, Thursday, April 18, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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General Security scored a new victory in its battle against terrorism, announcing Thursday the arrest of a prominent ISIS leader and other suspected militants who confessed to plotting bombings and assassinations in the country.The statement said that General Security, in a surprise operation, arrested Palestinians Z.K., J.K. and A. Kh. over suspicion that they belonged to a terrorist group and were plotting attacks inside Lebanon. A security source told The Daily Star that General Security arrested the main suspect in cooperation with the Lebanese Army as he sought to cross into Syria from north Lebanon.General Security said that Z.K. told interrogators he headed to ISIS' self-declared capital of Raqqa in northern Syria, where he had met with ISIS leaders to coordinate attacks in Lebanon. Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi assured the Lebanese that security in Lebanon was under control.
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