12-12-2019 08:51 PM Jerusalem Timing

Gunmen Cordon off Lebanese Army Post in Arsal after ’Al-Nusra’ Syrian Arrested

Gunmen Cordon off Lebanese Army Post in Arsal after ’Al-Nusra’ Syrian Arrested

The Lebanese army arrested on Friday a "leader" of Al-Nusra Front in eastern region of Arsal, known as Abu Ahmad Jomaa, a frontrunner of one of the Qalamoun armed groups.

Lebanese army unitThe Lebanese army arrested on Friday a "leader" of Al-Nusra Front in eastern region of Arsal, known as Abu Ahmad Jomaa, a frontrunner of one of the Qalamoun armed groups.

Following the news, gunmen cordoned the army checkpoint in an attempt to release the detainee as they set up barriers inside Arsal town and cordoned off the headquarters of the army's detachment to press for the release of the terrorist 'Jomaa'.

Al-Manar TV correspondent in Bekaa reported that the Lebanese army brought in reinforcements and elements are in combat positions in case of any emergency after masked gunmen spread Arsal.

Army Command - Orientation Directorate issued a statement confirming the arrest of Imad Ahmad Jomaa on one army checkpoints in the barrens area of Arsal.

During interrogations, Jomaa confessed to belonging to Al-Nusra front, the army statement read.