The Lebanese army announces the arrest of a pro-ISIS cell in Tripoli
Tuesday – 14 Safar 1443 AH – 21 September 2021 AD
Members of the Lebanese army stand in the center of Tripoli (Archive-Reuters)
Beirut: «Middle East Online»
The Army Command, the Directorate of Orientation, said in a press statement today, reported by the Lebanese National News Agency: “The Intelligence Directorate in the city of Tripoli arrested a number of people who constituted a pro-ISIS cell, and they proceeded to purchase individual weapons and ammunition in order to carry out security operations, taking advantage of the situation.” deteriorating situation in Lebanon.
According to the statement, the cell members sought to recruit others to help them, noting that the cell began its activity last June, and carried out the assassination of the retired first aide Ahmed Murad in the Two Hundred District – Tripoli on August 22 last.
According to the statement, an investigation was launched with the detainees under the supervision of the competent judiciary.