TRIPOLI: ‘ LEBANESE TROOPS ARREST RECRUITER FOR ISLAMIC STATE GROUP OVER BEHEADING OF SOLDIER ‘

#AceWorldNews – TRIPOLI – October 24 – Lebanese troops arrested a recruiter for the Islamic State group wanted for the beheading of a captured soldier, in a raid Thursday that netted more suspects and killed three gunmen, the army said.

Lebanon army nabs beheading suspect in 'terror cell' raid

Lebanon army nabs beheading suspect in ‘terror cell’ raid

“A military intelligence unit carried out a security operation at dawn in the Dinniyeh area” of northern Lebanon on an apartment in which jihadist Ahmad Miqati was living, a statement said.

Miqati and his son Omar were arrested in the raid. They, along with a Miqati nephew identified as Bilal “were involved in the slaying of martyred Sergeant Ali Sayyid” in the border town of Arsal, the army said.

Tensions have soared in Lebanon since August when the army fought deadly clashes with jihadists of the IS and Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front in Arsal.

The jihadists are demanding that Lebanon free Islamist prisoners.

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