The Lebanese police hold responsibility for countering IED attacks and terrorism. They have arrested IS members, as well as collected intelligence from IED attacks. The security services were responsible for disrupting multiple terrorist networks throughout 2015.
In 2015 they arrested al-Assir, a radical Salafist cleric, who hated incited violence and hatred, as well as organised terrorist attacks.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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