Lebanese Army Intelligence Botches Terror Cell Linked to Fatah Al-Sham Commander


The Lebanese Army Intelligence Directorate announced on Tuesday that members of a terrorist cell linked to Fatah al-Sham Front (also known as al-Nusra Front) were arrested and referred to Lebanese judiciary officials.

The Intelligence body said in a communiqué that members of the terror ring were arrested in Tripoli and were linked to Shadi Mawlawi, a commander of Fatah al-Sham front who is still at large inside the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain-el-Hilwa, Al Manar reported.

The ring, which includes 11 members, was planning to dispatch booby-trapped cars to the southern suburbs of Beirut (Dahiyeh), in addition to killing civilians and military officers, at the behest of Mawlawi.

Following interrogations of the arrested terrorists, the army raided several places in Tripoli and seized explosive devices, belts, and munitions.