Lebanon

Lebanon army arrests 4 terror suspects

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Lebanese security forces have detained four people, including two Syrian nationals, on terrorism charges, the country’s army says.

In a Sunday statement, the military said that the arrests were made during two separate operations in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

It said that Mohammad Ali Shukkor, a Lebanese national with two arrest warrants for involvement in several terrorist acts, and Syrian nationals Ahmad Rahmo Sattouf and Ghossoun Ibrahim al-Hussein, were detained in the first operation in the southern neighborhood of Haret Hreik Saturday night.

Army soldiers also detained Ahmad Mustafa Kahwagi, a Lebanese, in the Beirut suburb of Sabra on Sunday.

Kahwagi has also been accused of involvement in terrorist acts and shootings, the statement said.

It says that the operations were part of the military’s open battle against militant groups seeking to destabilize the country.

Lebanon has also been suffering from terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda-linked militants as well as random rocket attacks, which are viewed as a spillover of the conflict in neighboring Syria that began nearly four years ago.

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