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Conflict Incident Report
Plan to poison Army’s water supply thwarted
General Security said Thursday it arrested a man suspected of belonging to Daesh (ISIS) and planning to dump poison into the Lebanese Army’s water supply with the intent of killing soldiers.
In a statement, General Security identified the suspect as M.H.A., a Palestinian refugee born in 1991.
The suspect had already made a quantity of the poison with the help of another person who lives abroad, but he was detained before he could carry out the crime, the agency said.
According to the statement, the suspect confessed that his mission was handed down by a man identified as Abu Jalad, a member of a terrorist group in Syria. The suspect had also been asked to prepare explosives to carry out attacks in Lebanon and abroad, and to “poison food to be distributed during special occasions, such as birthdays” with his accomplice, who lives in an unspecified “foreign country,” according to the statement. The suspect was referred to the judiciary, while investigations are ongoing to arrest others involved.