Lebanon charges Omar Atrash in Haret Hreik blast

Lebanon charges Omar Atrash in Haret Hreik blast
Thu Feb 6, 2014 00:02:32

The Lebanese government commissioner to the military court has pressed charges against Omar al-Atrash and five other people on the bombing that rocked Haret Hreik last Monday.

Judge Saqr Saqr referred the case on Wednesday to the Military Investigative Magistrate.

Omar al-Atrash had been arrested for planning of the two terrorist attacks that struck Haret Hreik last month as well as belonging to a terrorist group.

Judge Saqr Saqr also ordered on Wednesday the arrest of three suspects in Choueifat blast, among them the taxi driver who transported the suicide bomber to the blast scene.

Lebanese security forces arrested three Syrians in late January over ties with the al-Nusra Front.

The men were arrested in the northern region of Bekaa in eastern Lebanon after illegally entering the country through the Qalamoun border with Syria on January 30.

The detainees’ cellphones contained pictures of them holding flags of the terrorist group, which has claimed responsibility for several deadly bombings in Lebanon.

The al-Nusra terrorist group said in a statement on January 24 that it would continue attacks against the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah.

The statement came three days after the terrorist group claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack that killed four people and injured many others in the Haret Hreik area in the southern suburbs of Beirut.

The Lebanese capital has been hit by several deadly bomb attacks over the past few months.

In November last year, more than two dozen people were killed and over 150 others injured in two explosions in southern Beirut.


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