Lebanon’s General Security Directorate announced on Monday that it arrested a Lebanese member of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) who was leading a plot to carry out s suicide bombing in the country.
When interrogated, the assailant confessed to the charges and admitted that first he belonged to Al-Nusra Front. He also said he undergone military training at the hands of the (slain Lebanese) terrorist Osama Mansour,” the General Security said in a statement.
Further details indicate that the assailant was involved in Tripoli’s clashes and after Tripoli battle with the army, he communicated with the terrorist Osama Mansour, who told him that he had chosen him to carry out a suicide operation.
Mansour then asked him to maintain readiness until he is informed of the target and until he receives a suicide vest and he agreed.
The arrested assailant identified as A.A., later communicated via social networking websites with a number of IS militants before pledging allegiance to ISIS through senior IS official Abu Amina al-Souri.
A.A. was psychologically prepared to carry out a suicide operation but his arrest foiled the attack, the General Security statement added.