Judge in­dicts dozens for be­long­ing to Daesh

The Daily Star (Lebanon) - - LEBANON -

BEIRUT: A mil­i­tary in­ves­tiga­tive judge has is­sued in­dict­ments against dozens of peo­ple for crimes in­clud­ing ter­ror­ism, mur­der and be­long­ing to Daesh (ISIS), ac­cord­ing to the state-run Na­tional News Agency. Mil­i­tary In­ves­tiga­tive Judge Fadi Sawwan is­sued four in­dict­ments, in­clud­ing one for a crime com­mit­ted in Baal­beck’s Al-Sharawneh last Novem­ber lead­ing to the death of Le­banese Army re­cruiter Raouf Yazbek. Sawwan in­dicted Syr­ian na­tional Haitham Youssef and 18 mem­bers of the Jaa­far fam­ily of as­saults on an Army pa­trol in Al-Sharawneh, the death of re­cruiter Yazbek and an at­tempt to kid­nap an of­fi­cer and mur­der oth­ers. The sec­ond in­dict­ment was against Pales­tinian Mo­ham­mad Raed Hamid and 14 other Pales­tini­ans from Ain alHil­weh for be­long­ing to ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion Daesh and par­tic­i­pat­ing in ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­ity. The third was against Ibrahim Afif Ab­del­Rahim and Ali Has­san al-Aq­masi, also for be­long­ing to Daesh as well as fight­ing in Syria and Iraq. Al­leged ter­ror­ist re­cruiter Hus­sein Ghazwan Bakr and five Le­banese cit­i­zens were also in­dicted for fight­ing against the Army in Tripoli in 2014, in­cite­ment to fight against the Army, mur­der, at­tempted mur­der and acts of ter­ror­ism. –

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