One of the leaders of the Abdallah Azzam Brigades, a jihadist group that claimed responsibility for anti-Iranian attacks in Lebanon, was arrested by Palestinian security forces in the Ain el-Héloué camp in southern Lebanon and handed over to the Lebanese army on Tuesday evening, the National Information Agency (Ani, official) announced. The man, Baha’ Hjeir,…

The Internal Security Forces (ISF) announced on Monday that it had arrested two Syrians who were planning to carry out commando attacks against the southern suburbs of Beirut and murder Lebanese soldiers, under the influence of propaganda from the Islamic state group. In a statement published on their website, the ISFs arrested a 22-year-old Syrian…

Lebanese security forces have foiled a major ISIS terrorist plot in Lebanon “Lebanese security forces arrested a dangerous terrorist cell affiliated with Daech that planned to attack army centers, mosques and churches in the country,” security forces said on Twitter. The Public Relations Division of the Directorate General of Internal Security Forces (ISF) announced on…

Eight Lebanese belonging to the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) and having fought in Syria and Iraq were handed over to the intelligence services of the Lebanese army by countries participating in the international coalition anti-EI, the army said Wednesday in a statement. These Lebanese were handed over to the SRs of the army under…

The military court chaired by General Hussein Abdallah on Wednesday called for life imprisonment with hard labor for two Palestinian nationals accused of preparing terrorist acts on the Lebanese territory. Yehya Mansour and Mohammad Qablaoui, still wanted, belong to the Islamic state jihadist organization. In the same case, three other Palestinians, Mohammad Fares, Omar Mustafa…

The “Patriotic Bloc”, led by Zghorta MP Tony Frangié, said Saturday that the Meerab agreement, sealed in 2016 between the Lebanese Forces of Samir Geagea and the Free Patriotic Movement founded by President Michel Aoun, “undermines the Constitution” and constitutes a “futile attempt” to eliminate the other formations. In a statement issued at the end…

Several soldiers were wounded in a clash with fugitives Tuesday in the northern city of Tripoli. Al-Jadeed TV said seven troops were injured, one of them “very critically.” The National News Agency said the fugitive Jihad Baltaji and several others holed themselves up in the office of caretaker Labor Minister Mohammed Kabbara. Al-Jadeed identified the…

Dozens of supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal movement paraded early Monday evening in several districts of Beirut, including Aisha Bakkar, St. George and Ashrafieh, to celebrate the scores of the Shiite tandem in Sunday’s legislative elections. Fights and gunfire broke out during these rallies. In several videos not verified but broadcast by several Lebanese…

M/K//OLJ Created in 1982 with the support of the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Shiite movement of Hezbollah has significantly strengthened its positions on the Lebanese political scene to the detriment of its Sunni rival, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, according to the results announced Monday after a legislative…