Lebanese Army thwarts string of planned suicide attacks after last Saturday's twin bombings

January 15, 2015 19:16

The Lebanese Army has thwarted a string of planned suicide attacks, a military spokesman reported Thursday to Lebanon's Daily Star news service.

In a series of arrests, Beirut's security forces apprhended three suspects - Bassam Houssam Al-Naboush, Elie Tony al-Warraq and Mohannad Ali Abdel-Kader - who had been using falsified Syrian and Palestinian documents to travel into the Lebanon's war-torn neighbor in order order to participate in the fighting.

The Army also reported that the suspects were linked to Shadi Mawlawi and Osama Mansour, two of Lebanon's most wanted Islamist fugitives, and were targeting "Army locations and residential areas."

Indicating that the suspects were also involved in domestic sectarian violence, the official statement added that, in recent years, Naboush, Warraq and Abdel-Kader took part in deadly clashes between the Tripoli neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh.

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