The Information branch of the Interior Security Forces managed to arrest Bilal Al-Baqqar, who was the mastermind of the Burj al-Barajneh suicide blasts in northern Lebanon.
Baqqar was the assistant commander of the terrorist cell behind the blasts.
According to Al-Manar’s sources, Baqqar’s task was receiving the suicide bombers from the terrorist group’s leader, Sattam Mohammad Shitewe, in the Arsal barrens where the latter hides.
Baqqar used to cooperate with the terrorist Abdel Karim Al-Sheikh, who is the second assistant to the commander and the distributor of explosives in several areas, which Shitewe selects to carry out the suicide blasts, according to the same sources.
On November 12, two suicide blasts rocked the area of Burj al-Barajneh in Beirut’s Southern Suburb (Dahiyeh), leaving over 43 dead and 211 injured.
The Lebanese security forces carried out a large scale crackdown in which it arrested almost all the terrorists who planned the blasts and assisted the suicide bombers.
In Homs countryside, Hezbollah also had managed in late November to kill Abdussalam Abdurrazzaq al-Hindawi, a key ISIL member involved in the terrorist bombings.