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Lebanon Charges 28 with ’ISIL’ Affiliation
Lebanese Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr charged 28 people with belonging to the so-called "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" [ISIL] and planning terrorist operations in Lebanon on Monday.
The 28 suspects, seven of whom were arrested in security raids on hotels in Beirut, were charged with "affiliation to "ISIL" in order to perform terrorist operations.
They are charged with belonging to "ISIL," planning to carry out suicide bombings by using explosive belts and preparing explosive-rigged vehicles.
The planned suicide bombings were meant to target residential neighborhoods in Beirut, the National News Agency reported.
Moreover, Saqr referred the case to Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghida, with the suspects expected to be given the death penalty if convicted.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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