BEIRUT: An ISIS affiliate was arrested by the Internal Security Forces' Information Branch in Akkar before admitting to planning a terrorist attack, according to a statement released by the agency Wednesday.
The 16 year-old-boy, identified as A.D, admitted to officers that he joined the organization eight months ago and planned to travel to Syria after seeking the advice of three other men.
They then convinced him to remain in Lebanon and carry out attacks against the state while pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in return for advice on how to manufacture explosives.
The boy then spent the next 5 months researching instructions and information on improvised explosive devices using nitrate and other substances.
After failing to secure the nitrate, A.D was sent a video on how to manufacture a bomb using a gas tank but was arrested before completing it.
According to the preliminary investigation, the boy was planning to plant a bomb alongside Akkar's main highway in the hope of hitting a Lebanese Army convoy.
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