The Lebanese army said Thursday it has arrested members of a terrorist network that planned to attack a Western embassy and other foreign targets in Lebanon. The alleged conspirators were detained with the help of the Syrian forces in Lebanon, the army said in a written statement. Syria has nearly 25,000 troops stationed in Lebanon. The statement did not give the number and identities of the detainees, but it said they were questioned and handed over to the “appropriate judicial authorities.” The network planned to attack security and military centers in Lebanon and to kidnap government officials to bargain for the release of detained comrades, the statement said. The statement did not identify any of the suspected targets, but said the embassy belonged to a “major Western state.” Full Story
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