The Lebanese government detained a total of nine people for allegedly being involved in massive terror attacks, with seven of the suspects from Syria and the remaining two from Lebanon. Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam has since called for unity in this disastrous time, according to BBC News.
The plots included two bombings that occurred in Beirut last Thursday, killing 43 people and injuring more than 200. Though Lebanon has been a country largely targeted by terrorism, the events that transpired last week have been the deadliest in Beirut since the civil war in Lebanon ended in 1990, according to CS Monitor. Between July 2013 and June 2014, there were 14 bombings in Lebanon that left close to 100 people dead.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombings that hit the Hezbollah stronghold of Bourj el-Barajneh, which Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah concurred was the Islamic State's culpability.
A Shi'ite community center and a nearby bakery were struck during Thursday's attacks. People in Beirut at the time of the bombings were going about their daily lives until these bombs hit. Ali Awad, 14, was cutting vegetables when the first bomb hit. Adel Tormous, who died after tackling the second bomber, was sitting at a coffee stand. They were randomly killed, a manner of death simliar to the recent attack on Paris that claimed the lives of about 149 people. "Within 24 hours the network was arrested in the fastest uncovering of a bombing incident in the country," a source told Reuters.
Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran, has become more involved in the neighboring Syrian war. Nasrallah also spoke about the Paris bombings stating that the two areas went through similar catastrophes.