The Directorate General of the Internal Security Forces – Public Relations Division issued on Monday the following communication:
“As a result of field follow-up and preventive security operations carried out by the Information Division of the Internal Security Forces, in a bid to monitor the activities of terrorist cells, especially those associated with the terrorist organization ISIL, the said Division succeeded in identifying members of a seriously dangerous cell working in favor of ISIL inside Lebanon. The organization members were mostly in motion between the city of Tripoli and the area of Danniyeh in northern Lebanon.
On 24 and 25 July 2017, a special force of the Division carried out raids which resulted in the arrest of the entire network.”
A number of guns have been seized in the process.
The arrestees have all been referred to the competent military court.