On April 22, the Lebanese Army carried out a special operation in the Wadi al-Hosn area in Arsal where Lebanese commandos stormed the home of “Wa’el Deeb al-Falaiti” and arrested him and his brother “Hussein Deeb al-Fleiti.”
A group of wanted terrorists who were working on supplying terrorist groups in Lebanon and Syria with arms and money was detained.
Lebanese commandos have also killed “Al-Halabi,” nicknamed “Al-Malys” during the operation. Al-Halabi was a Syrian national from the town of Qara in Western Qalamoun. He was an ISIS commander and was directly responsible for the abduction and execution of kidnapped soldiers in Lebanon in 2014.
According to an official statement of the Lebanese Army, the group included: “Fawzi Mohammed Al-Sahli”, “Alaa Khalil Al-Halabi”, “Ahmed Hassan Maiman”, “Abdullah Abdul Karim Hussein,” Ahmed Fawzi al-Sahli, “Mohammed Fawzi al-Salhi” all of whom are Syrian nationals, as well as “Amin Mohammed Hamid” and “Mahmoud Deeb al-Faliti ” who are Lebanese.
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The Lebanese Army is currently conducting a special operation against terrorists in the vicinity of Arsal and the nearby village, which are controlled by both Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and ISIS.
The complicated political situation in Lebanon has prevented the army from liberating the region since 2012.