The Lebanese Armed Forces arrested Abdullah Azzam Brigades commander Naim Abbas following a period of intense surveillance.

Under interrogation Abbas admitted to the existence of a Toyota RAV-4 rigged with explosives parked in Beirut’s Tariq al-Jedided, and revealed the existence of other rigged cars, now being investigated by security forces. Abbas also confirmed that he was connected to a number of recent bombings according to a statement from army command released Wednesday.

Shortly after Abbas’ arrest and the dismantling of the Tariq al-Jedideh bomb, the army dismantled another car bomb in the Beqaa town of Arsal. The driver and two other passengers in the silver Kia were women, a military source told NOW. […]