Lebanese army arrests three suspected militants near Arsal

The Lebanese army is seen on patrol in the border town of Arsal. (File photo)
The Lebanese army is seen on patrol in the border town of Arsal. (File photo)

The Lebanese army arrested three individuals late on Thursday near the northeastern border town of Arsal over suspected links to extremists.

The army arrested Syrian national Hussein Abdul Rahman Rahmoun in Wadi Hmeid, after an attempt to sneak through the outskirts into the town of Arsal. He is also suspected of having links to militant groups, said the army in a statement.

It also arrested Lebanese nationals Ousama Sadallah Ammoun and his brother Iyad in the same area, over suspicions of having links to a militant group.

The army clamped down on 21 Syrians in al-Masnaa area in Bekaa after an illegal attempt to enter Lebanon.

Ten more undocumented Syrians were arrested in Akkar. Four cars in their possessions were confiscated for lacking the legal documents. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.