Lebanon charges 5 Syrians for Nusra Front membership

Lebanon charges 5 Syrians for Nusra Front membership
Thu Jan 9, 2014 17:52:23

Lebanon has charged five Syrians with belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front operating inside Syria, a Lebanese judicial source says.

Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr accused the men of belonging to the Syrian militant group “with the purpose of carrying out terrorist acts and damaging the [Lebanese] state prestige.”

The suspects could face the death penalty if charged.

They were referred to Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda for further interrogation, a judicial source told The Daily Star.

The source said the arrests were made by Lebanese Army Intelligence Wednesday, but did not specify where the suspects were apprehended.


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