The army intelligence said on Thursday that it had foiled two Islamic State group plots that aimed to carry out attacks on a tourist facility and a densely populated area in Lebanon, the Army Command Orientation Directorate said in a statement on Thursday.
“The army was able to thwart a highly dangerous scheme planned by the terrorist Islamic State group,” the statement said.
“It arrested five IS members involved, including the mastermind behind the plot,” added the statement.
“The detainees confessed to having carried out terrorist acts attacks against the army previously.”
“The plan aimed to target a large tourist facility and a densely populated area in Lebanon.”
Investigations have been kicked off under the supervision of the related judicial authorities.