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Lebanon targets Islamic radicals

Pressured by the US, Arab countries are arresting dozens of Islamic militants, some with Al Qaeda ties. Lebanon has arrested dozens of Islamic militants accused of mounting a series of bomb attacks against Western targets and plotting to assassinate the United States ambassador to Beirut. The crackdown on Islamic radicals comes as Lebanon and its political master, Syria, face unprecedented pressure from the United States over their support for militant anti-Israel groups such as Hizbullah, Islamic Jihad, and Hamas. Six suspected Islamists were picked up over the weekend, raising the number of detained to at least 45 since the wave of arrests began nearly two weeks ago. The six men, including one handed over by Syrian security officials, stand accused of “belonging to a terrorist group” and “committing terrorist acts.” Full Story

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