Lebanese security forces bust ISIS cell fronting as a fake football team

Lebanon’s security force arrested an ISIS cell fronting as a fake football team on Wednesday. (AFP)

Lebanon’s security force arrested an ISIS cell fronting as a fake football team on Wednesday, as well as three Syrian members of the terrorist group in Beirut, Lebanon’s The Daily Star reported.

The three members’ were forming a network operating inside Lebanon in favor of the terrorist organization by recruiting as many young men (Syrians and Lebanese) as possible to form cells affiliated with ISIS.

They began their activities to recruit a number of young men by attracting them under the guise of forming a football team and some sports activities, which were interspersed with religious lessons centered on the ideas of the extremist organization.

After the completion of the investigation, they were referred to the necessary judiciary and work is underway to arrest the rest of those involved.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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