Dozens of ISIS suspects charged with terrorism offences in Lebanon
Earlier this week, a leaked report said ISIS planned to attack Lebanon (File/AFP)
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The 28 suspects, seven of whom were arrested in security raids on hotels in Beirut, were charged with “affiliation to ISIS in order to perform terrorist operations using suicide vests, rigged cars, as well as the purchase of weapons and explosives to train suicide bombers in Lebanon.”
The planned suicide bombings were meant to target residential neighborhoods in Beirut, the National News Agency reported.
Saqr referred the case to Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghida, with the suspects expected to be given the death penalty if convicted.