IS militant arrested after infiltration into Lebanon

Source: Xinhua| 2018-04-24 19:43:12|Editor: ZD
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BEIRUT, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's Internal Security Forces (ISF) announced Tuesday the arrest of an Islamic State (IS) militant in the northern town of Zgharta.

The militant was arrested shortly after he entered Lebanon in early April as part of the ISF operation to identify and seize cadres and militants from terrorist organizations of Syria and Lebanon, the ISF media office said in a statement.

The arrest was made before the suspect was able to carry out any actual activity or communication with IS cadres, said the statement, which identified the militant by his initials as M.Kh, a Syrian national.

During interrogation, the suspect confessed that he is an IS military cadre.

He also said that he took military training courses and has participated in several battles as a military and field commander, mainly in attacks in the Syrian city of Palmyra.

He appeared in a video footage filmed by the IS after the city fell under the IS control.