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Lebanon arrests cell with suspected links to Al-Qaeda

BEIRUT: A cell made up of Syrian and Lebanese nationals linked to Al-Qaeda has been arrested by authorities in Lebanon, security sources told The Daily Star Thursday.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the four members – Lebanese and Syrian nationals – were arrested for possessing explosives in Ain el-Rummaneh.

In a statement, the Lebanese Army said it had uncovered a "suspicious" cell and arrested members for possession of explosives.

"As a result of intensive investigations and pursuit, [Army] Intelligence was able to apprehend on May 6 members belonging to a suspicious cell and seize a quantity of explosive devices and detonators in their possession,” a statement from the military said.

The Army statement said the suspects were being interrogated by the relevant judiciary, while a search is under way to arrest the remaining cell members.

 

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