BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army said Tuesday it arrested two “terrorists,” including an ISIS suspect accused of beheading two soldiers last year.
A statement said cousins Omar and Bilal Mikati, both from the northern city of Tripoli, belonged to a terrorist organization and were involved in attacks against the Lebanese Army and other terrorist operations.
Omar Mikati, known by his nom du guerre Abu Hureira, is believed to have been behind the beheading of Lebanese soldiers Ali al-Sayyed and Abbas Medlej during their captivity by ISIS militants on the outskirts of Arsal in August.
Sayyed was the first of four captives to be killed by ISIS and the Nusra Front, while Medlej was the second. Twenty-five servicemen are still being held hostage by the jihadi groups on the border with Syria.