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Lebanese Army Foils Plot to Attack Western Embassy

The Lebanese army says it has cracked a terrorist network, and foiled a plot to attack a Western Embassy.

The Lebanese army says it has arrested the members of a terrorist network.

According to an army statement, terrorists were plotting to attack a Western embassy, as well as other foreign and Lebanese targets.

The army also said there were other plots to kidnap Lebanese leaders and trade them for terrorists.

The Lebanese army statement also credited Syrian forces, stationed in Lebanon, with helping in the bust. Syria has approximately 20,000 troops on Lebanese soil.

Lebanese police recently arrested members of another terrorist cell, responsible for blowing up several fast food restaurants.

Sunni Muslim fundamentalists, many with ties to al-Qaida, are active in both the north and south of Lebanon.