ISF: Daesh member arrested in Akkar shortly before conducting terrorist operation

Wed 10 Oct 2018 at 10:39 Security

NNA - The Internal Security Forces indicated in a statement on Wednesday that it had arrested a member of Daesh in Akkar just as he was about to complete the setting of an explosive device aimed to target a Lebanese army patrol in the area.


"Based on information about orders to [Daesh members] to carry out terrorist acts in the countries they reside in, and following observation and tracking operations, a special force from the Information Branch conducted a swift security operation and managed to apprehend A.D., born 2002, in Akkar," a statement by the ISF said.


It added that the arrest came shortly before the apprehended managed to complete the setting of an explosive device that he was planning to plant on a local highway to target a Lebanese army patrol.


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