Lebanese army arrests several ISIS suspects

Lebanon has been repeatedly jolted by security incidents linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria, including extremist attacks. (File Photo: Reuters)

The Lebanese army arrested several members of ISIS in a raid that erupted into a firefight in the north of the country on Thursday, a security source said.

Local media said one suspect died of his wounds.

Four men, two Syrians and two Lebanese, were charged with attacks against the army, involvement in terrorist activities and in executions and killings, the state-run National News Agency said.

It did not elaborate on the charges.

Lebanon has been repeatedly jolted by security incidents linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria, including extremist attacks.

The army has regularly shelled positions held by extremists, including what it says are ISIS fighters, in the north near the Syrian border.

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