Lebanon security forces make arrests, seize explosives after Beirut bombs

Lebanese security forces carried out a series of arrests overnight, security sources said on Friday, as part of a crackdown launched after twin suicide bomb attacks killed 44 people in Beirut last week. Islamic State claimed the attacks, which targeted a busy residential and commercial suburb of the capital dominated by Shi’ite movement Hezbollah. It was the latest spillover of violence from the Syrian civil war across the border, as Hezbollah steps up its involvement in the conflict in support of President Bashar al-Assad, fighting against insurgents that include Sunni Islamist groups. The latest raids in Beirut and northern city Tripoli dismantled “networks that were planning to carry out a series of similar operations (to those in Beirut), in more than one location,” a security source said on condition of anonymity.

via ynetnews.com

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