Eleven charged in Lebanon with belonging to Daesh

Published May 12th, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Lebanese authorities have made numerous arrests of suspects linked to Daesh since November, when Daesh carried out two deadly bombings in Beirut. (AFP/File)
Lebanese authorities have made numerous arrests of suspects linked to Daesh since November, when Daesh carried out two deadly bombings in Beirut. (AFP/File)

Lebanon's State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged on Wednesday 11 people with belonging to the Daesh militant group, reported the state-owned National News Agency.

It said that seven of the suspects are currently in custody.

The Lebanese, Palestinian, and Syrian suspects are charged with carrying out "terrorist" activity, planning bombings in Beirut’s southern suburbs of Dahieh, and other areas where foreigners are located.

In November, Daesh claimed responsibility for twin bombings in Beirut’s suburb of Bourj al-Barajneh that left at least 40 people dead.

The army and security forces have in recent months arrested numerous suspects linked to the groups fighting in the Syrian conflict.


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