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Lebanon: Terrorist Who Participated in Maaloula Nuns Kidnapping Arrested

The Lebanese army arrested a member of the al-Nusra Front in the town of Majdal Anjar, central Bekaa, who had participated in the kidnapping of the Maaloula nuns in Syria in 2013.

توقيف سوري في مجدل عنجر تابع ­لتنظيم فتح الشام الإرهابي#الجيش_اللبناني #LebaneseArmy— الجيش اللبناني (@LebarmyOfficial) September 12, 2021

The Army indicated that the detainee, nicknamed Abu Inad, partook, alongside his group, in several battles in the al-Qalamoun outskirts and in the Battle of Arsal in August 2014.

The Army announced seizing books of the aforementioned organization, binoculars, 4 cell phones, 3 cameras, and a khaki military uniform were seized from the detainee’s house.

It is worth mentioning that in March 2014, the kidnapped 13 nuns and their 3 assistants were released after long negotiations conducted by the Director-General of the Lebanese General Security, Abbas Ibrahim, with the kidnappers.