02-02-2023 04:17 AM Jerusalem Timing

Lebanese Army Foils Two Terrorist Plots Planned by ISIL (Updated)

Lebanese Army Foils Two Terrorist Plots Planned by ISIL (Updated)

The Lebanese army foiled two terrorist plots planned by the Takfiri ISIL group to attack a tourist site and a crowded residential area.

The Lebanese army foiled two terrorist plots planned by the Takfiri ISIL group to attack a tourist site and a crowded residential area.

In a statement released on Thursday, the army said that the  Intelligence Directorate foiled two major terrorist operations planned by ISIL.Lebanese Army

"The targeting a large tourist facility and second targeting a densely populated area," the statement said, according to National News Agency.

"Five terrorists have been arrested, on top of them the mastermind behind the operations," the statement said, adding that the terrorists confessed to carrying out terrorist acts against the army in the past."

The army command added that investigations were underway under the supervision of the competent court.

General Security Raids Terrorist Hotbed in Wadi Ata

The Directorate General of General Security raided on Thursday with the army a terrorist hotbed in Arsal's Wadi Ata according to the confessions of detained terrorists and as part of its security activity.

It discovered an explosive belt, weapons, and war ammunitions.

The Directorate seized the objects and is following up the issue to arrest the remaining members of the terrorist cell.