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security risk, Kahwagi saysLebanon thwarted a major security risk and potential future attacks by arresting a high-level Daesh (ISIS) terrorist in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh near Sidon, Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi said Friday. Kahwagi praised the Army for Thursday's operation that led to the arrest of Imad Yassin, a Palestinian national acting as a Daesh emir in Ain al-Hilweh camp.The situation in Ain al-Hilweh appeared calm Friday as the camp was able to overcome another major security situation.Sources following the situation in the camp explained that the Army's operation had set a new precedent for how major security cases in the camp should be handled.Gen. Munir al-Maqdah's announcement that he would stand down as head of the Joint Palestinian Security Forces in Lebanon.
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