LA Ups Arrests of Terrorists as Western Intelligence Warns of Takfiri Dangers
As-Safir Lebanese daily revealed on Friday that the Lebanese Army [LA] launched a campaign to arrest members of the so-called Abdullah Azzam Brigades, after the arrest of several men affiliated to the terrorist group.
The LA intelligence recently detained in Beirut's Tarik al-Jadeedah neighborhood a 47-year-old Syrian national identified by the initials, M.R.
"M.R. is said to be funding terrorist groups linked to Abdullah Azzam Brigades and is closely linked to an extremist clergyman, who is said to have provided Naim Abbas with the rockets set to be launched on the Dahyieh [Southern Suburbs of Beirut]," the daily reported.
According to as-Safir's security sources, "the reinforcement of security measures coincided with security information warning that the terrorist groups, linked to Sirajuddin Zureiqat, [responsible for the Bir Hassan and the Iranian embassy's bombings], are planning for other terrorist operations."
"There are signals that he is currently present in the Syrian mountain near the Lebanese borders," it mentioned.
Meanwhile, the daily added that the Western intelligence warned of two dangers:
- The possibility, in this period, of terrorist operations against some health centers, including the 'Great Prophet Hospital' as well as other non-civilian health centers outside the Dahyieh. Thus, roads were cut to prevent any infiltration of a car bomb or a suicide bomber.
- The existence of data warning that some terrorist groups seek to carry out assassinations of some Lebanese figures.
Source: As-Safir daily, Translated and Edited by website team