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Lebanese arrest suspected terror network leader

The leader of a terrorist network suspected in a string of attacks on Western targets in Lebanon was arrested Sunday. Khaled Mohammed al-Ali was arrested in coordination with Syrian security forces in Lebanon, a Lebanese army statement said. The statement said he was being questioned about several security-related incidents. Last month, Lebanese authorities arrested 22 people suspected in several recent attacks on fast-food restaurants, including an April 5 bombing that injured five people in a McDonald’s restaurant in the northern Beirut suburb of Dora. Six were later released but 16 remain in custody, some of whom the government says are linked to Islamic extremists. Prosecutor General Adnan Addoum has said the group was planning more attacks on U.S. and British interests in Lebanon, notably the the heavily fortified U.S. Embassy. Full Story

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