Lebanon detains 8 Syrians for plotting attacks on UN peacekeepers, tourists

By REUTERS
October 20, 2016 16:46

 
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BEIRUT - Lebanon has detained eight Syrians accused of plotting suicide bomb attacks at popular tourist spots and on Lebanon's United Nations peacekeeping force, Lebanon's intelligence agency said on Thursday.

A series of bomb attacks have struck Lebanon since the beginning of neighboring Syria's civil war in 2011, some of them linked by security forces to militant groups based in Syria.

The eight men were arrested on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization and communicating with extremist groups, Lebanon's General Security directorate said in a statement carried by state news agency NNA.

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