Australian detained in Lebanon over links with terror groups

An Australian citizen of Lebanese descent was detained by Lebanese Army intelligence due to a possible link to terrorist organisations.

Beirut: An Australian citizen of Lebanese descent was detained by Lebanese Army intelligence due to a possible link to terrorist organisations.

The suspect, referred to as only TH, was arrested on Sunday night at his house after a raid by the Lebanese Army in Dahr al-Ain, Koura district, the National News Agency reported on Monday.

The news agency has not provided details or of the arrest, but has only said that the authorities suspect TH`s connection to terrorist organisations.

In recent months, thousands of people of different nationalities have been joining the al-Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, or the Islamic State, which has been controlling large territories in Iraq and Syria since proclaiming its caliphate in June.  

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