Syrian refugees flock to a new General Security office that opened in the border-town of Arsal on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.(The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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General Security Tuesday said it has detained three Syrians suspected of belonging to the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and "forming a terror group".According to the daily, Abu Khattab left Lebanon in October 2012 for the city of Aleppo in northern Syria through the northern Lebanese border crossing of Arida to join the ranks of the Nusra Front.The report also said Abu Khattab mediated with Abu Malek al-Talleh, the Nusra Front's commander for Qalamoun, for the release of one of the policemen taken captive by the Nusra Front and ISIS in the northeastern border town of Arsal in August of last year.Of the 25 captives, 16 are being held by Nusra, and nine by ISIS.The suspected Shehim terror cell is the second to be dismantled by General Security within the last week.
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