A group of young men from Akkar were recruited to an ISIS cell recently and traveled to Turkey with the intention of undergoing training in a militant camp in Syria, sources told The Daily Star Tuesday.

The sources said Lebanon’s security services were informed that Syrian national Fayez Kh. A., better known as Hajj Ammar, arrived to Lebanon days ago and met a number of ISIS members in the northern district of Akkar.

Fayez has recruited a number of young men who left for Turkey and plan to cross to Syria to fight alongside ISIS, the sources said.

The cell is set to receive training on how to rig vehicles with explosives and how to wear an explosive belt in one of ISIS’ training camps in the Syrian governorate of Raqqa. Later, the group is expected to carry out operations in Syria and Iraq.

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