The Lebanese army command revealed that the detained Sunni cleric Sheikh Omar al-Atrash had confessed during investigations to taking part in plans to carry out car bomb attacks in Lebanon and rigged cars linked to the recent attacks in Hezbollah stronghold.
Hundreds were killed and wounded in bomb attacks in Hezbollah’s strongholds in Beirut’s southern suburb of Dhahieh and the Bekaa Valley.
Atrash hails from the Bekaa Valley town of Arsal also transported explosive belts, hand grenades, and different ammunition.
In addition, he reportedly transported in one of the vehicles two suicide bombers equipped with explosive belts.
The bombers were reportedly killed at the Ouwwali and Majdelyoun army checkpoints.
Atrash confessed also that he had transported suicide bombers from different Arab nationalities to Syria.
They were handed over to the Nusra Front group in Syria, said the Army Command in the statement.
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