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Judge indicts man
for terror operations

BEIRUT – Government Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr indicted Nawwaf Hussein for belonging to terrorist groups and participating in car bomb operations.

 

Hussein, who was arrested last week, was indicted for being a member of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, the Ziad al-Jarrah Brigades, and Al-Qaeda, and his involvement in the car bombings that rocked the Dahiyeh neighborhood of Harat al-Harayk on January 2 and January 21, 2014.

 

Army intelligence arrested al-Hussein, who is connected to Sunni Sheikh Omar al-Atrash, after a raid near the Beqaa towns of Jalala and Chtaura on February 8, NOW’s correspondent reported.

 

The army announced on January 27 that Atrash had confessed to forming a terror cell and facilitating the transfer of explosive-rigged vehicles to Beirut. The Sunni cleric also admitted links with figures in the Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades, the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, and the Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, organizations which have claimed responsibility for deadly car bombings in Shiite-populated areas of Lebanon in recent months.

 

Meanwhile, Military Investigative Judge Imad Zein ordered the arrest of a Mohammad A. for belonging to a terrorist organization, after he was detained for links to Abdullah Azzam Brigades commander Jamal Dafterdar.

 

Dafterdar was apprehended by the army on January 15 in a dawn raid on the western Beqaa town of Kamed al-Lawz. He is suspected of being linked to Abdullah Azzam Brigades chief Majid al-Majid, who died in a Beirut military hospital on January 4 after he was arrested by Lebanese army intelligence on December 26.

Hussein was indicted for being a member of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, the Ziad al-Jarrah Brigades, and Al-Qaeda.