A Lebanese-Palestinian man identified in an Italian press report a day earlier as a member of the terror-linked group -- "Fatah al Islam" -- was arrested in Athens on Sunday evening.

According to a statement by Greek police (EL.AS), Ghaleb Taleb was arrested along with another man following a lengthy surveillance operation. The arrest by intelligence and anti-terrorism personnel followed a report in the Italian mass daily "Corriere della Sera", with authorities reportedly acting before the suspect could flee.

Additionally, another man the newspaper claimed as Taleb's predecessor in Greece, Mohammed Mousa, has also been arrested. Both men face deportation.

The Italian daily on Saturday charged that Taleb was in Greece to coordinate some type of attack in Greece or another European country.