BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 A.M.) One of the Islamic State’s (ISIL) highest ranking commanders in the Levant, Bassel Mohammad ‘Abdel-Qader (AKA ‘Abu Anas Al-Sahli’), has been arrested by the Lebanese security forces near the Syrian border.

The Lebanese Army Command – Orientation Directorate – issued on Thursday the following statement:

“In the context of the preemptive operations carried out by the Army units in different areas of Lebanon, the Directorate of Intelligence arrested, in the town of Arsal, the Syrian national, Bassel Mohammed ‘Abdel-Qader, nicknamed ‘Abu Anas al-Sahli’.

‘Abdel-Qader is one of the most prominent leaders of the terrorist organization, Daesh, which was prevalent in the village’s mountains.

During his interrogation, he admitted to participating in the attack on the Lebanese Army posts in Wadi al-Hosn on 2/8/2014. He also formed a terrorist cell that fired several missiles at several towns in the Bekaa, and equipped the cell with a number of booby-trapped cars, some of which have exploded in Lebanon.

The apprehended terrorist also admitted to having recruited and smuggled people in favor of the terrorist organization, securing financial support for it, kidnapping Lebanese and Syrians in return for ransom, and buying weapons and ammunition.

The detainee was referred to the competent court.”

Source: NNA

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