Academics among terror cell arrested in Lebanon

Lebanese authorities have arrested six members of an alleged terrorist cell, including a university professor and two students, in the northern city of Tripoli, security sources said Wednesday.

The sources told The Daily Star that the cell had been under surveillance.

They said the counterterrorism bureau made the arrests late Tuesday.

The suspects include Wiam Mustafa, a 28-year-old professor at ULF University in the northern province of Koura, as well as Bilal al-Mustafa, 18, a vocational student, and Abdul Rahman al-Sayyed, 23, a Civil Engineering student.

The other suspects were identified as Ahmad Salaheddine, Abdullah Salaheddine and Mohammad Khaled Salaheddine, an employee at the Jounieh power plant.

The sources said authorities were pursuing a seventh remaining suspect, identified as Ahmad Mohammad Mustafa.

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