The Lebanese Directorate of General Security confirmed Wednesday that it had foiled an extremist plot targeting Beirut’s downtown area and arrested two suspects.

The directorate said in a statement that its forces had arrested a Lebanese and a Palestinian, who confessed to plot a suicide attack by monitoring movement of politicians, obtaining their addresses and observing their security convoys in downtown Beirut.

The two suspects were also on charges of “belonging to an extremist group and contacting militants in an attempt to join their ranks.”

The Lebanese confessed to have contacted Syrian extremists for enrollment under the help of the Palestinian, who was a member of the group. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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