Lebanon arrests 3 accused of belonging to IS

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-18 18:34:17|Editor: huaxia

BEIRUT, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's state security arrested on Thursday three Lebanese nationals allegedly belonging to the Islamic State (IS) militant group, the National News Agency reported.

The three suspects admitted to have incited people over social media to join the militant group while they sought to travel to Syria and Egypt to join the ranks of IS.

They were also trained for using military and archery drills in preparation for terrorist acts in addition to planning on killing soldiers working with security agencies.

The suspects were referred to judicial bodies for legal procedures.

The latest terrorist attack in Lebanon was carried out by Abdel Rahman Mabsout, an IS member, who blew himself up in Tripoli in June 2019, killing four members of the Lebanese army and internal security forces. Enditem