Lebanese security forces arrested a man on Wednesday on suspicion of having recruited fighters for the Islamic State (IS) terror group, the security authorities said in a statement.

The arrested Lebanese national has confessed to having facilitated the transportation of would-be jihadists to Syria and Iraq together with an accomplice.

The Lebanese army said earlier it had arrested a Syrian national, Mahmoud Hussein Ossman, for being a member of the Nusra Front jihadist group and fighting against the Lebanese military in 2014.

Islamic State and the Nusra Front are outlawed by many nations as terrorist organizations. They have been excluded from all peace talks and ceasefire deals in neighboring Syria.