Lebanon issues arrest warrants against ISIL suspects

Lebanon issues arrest warrants against ISIL suspects
Mon Feb 17, 2014 22:04:10

A Lebanese judge has issued arrest warrants for four individuals on charges of belonging to the terrorist group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a judicial source said.

The terrorist suspects also face charges of planning terrorist attacks in Lebanon.

Investigative Military Judge Fadi Sawan Monday issued the warrants after interrogating three of the suspects named Abdel-Majid Hmeidan, Mohammad Ali and Alaa al-Mohammad who come from the northern region of Wadi Khaled.

The three were arrested in the eastern town of Labweh last week.

Sawan also issued an in absentia warrant against Omar al-Satem who is carrying out terrorist attacks in Syria.

Satem is an ISIL commander in Syria’s Yabroud and he is the uncle of Qotaiba Mohammad al-Satem, who was identified as the suicide bomber behind the January 2 deadly attack in Beirut’s southern suburb of Haret Hreik, the source said.

Satem trained the three suspects in Yabroud in order to carry out terrorist attacks in Lebanon, the source added.

Lebanon’s National News Agency reported that the three suspects met once with the ISIL Emir in Syria’s Dankuk after visiting Yabroud.


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