Lebanese Intelligence Reveals Details Of ISIS Plot To Attack U.S. Embassy Using An Improvised Explosive Drone, Use Of Telegram For Recruitment, Planning

February 25, 2020

On February 21, 2020, The New Arab, a pan-Arab media outlet based in London, reported that Lebanon's Directorate of General Security published documents and notes related to an Islamic State (ISIS) plot to attack the U.S. Embassy in Beirut using an improvised drone and improvised explosive devices (IED).

According to the report, Ibrahim Al-Salem, who along with 20 others was recently referred to trial in connection with the plot, was recruited by ISIS on Telegram. Al-Salem is also reported to have received instruction on how to create an IED on Telegram, and is further said to have discussed operational details, such as target selection, with his commander using the app. 


Source: The New Arab, February 21, 2020.

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