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.