BEIRUT: The Lebanese army killed on Tuesday the mastermind behind a bombing attack in Ras Baalbek area on May 22, 2017.
Syrian national Yasser el-Ghawi, was killed along with Atef Al Jaroudi after resisting arrest during a raid in the northeastern border town of Arsal, the army said in a statement.
The army said three other terrorists were arrested, noting that the terror cell was planning attacks. 7 explosive devices, an explosive belt and 50 kg of explosives in addition to a number of grenades were seized.
At least seven Lebanese army soldiers were wounded last week during raids on Syrian refugee camps in Arsal.
Over 100 suspects with links to the IS group were detained in the raids.
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