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Judge interrogates new
terror suspect, presses charges

The LAF removing explosives from a rigged car in the Beqaa. (AFP PHOTO)

BEIRUT - Military Investigative judge Imad al-Zain interrogated a detained Syrian man identified as R.Y., and pressed charges against him, the National News Agency reported on Friday.

 

Zain charged R.Y. with belonging to an armed terrorist organization with intent to carry out terrorist acts, and recruiting people to carry out suicide bombings using explosive belts.  The interrogation will continue on April 29.

 

Zain also concluded investigations in the Jamal Dafterdar case on Friday, after finishing interrogation of Abdullah Azzam Brigades commander Naim Abbas, who is charged with belonging to an armed terrorist organization with intent to carry out terrorist acts. The case was then transferred to the military public prosecution.

 

On January 15, the Lebanese Armed Forces apprehended suspected Abdullah Azzam Brigades official Dafterdar in a dawn raid on the western Beqaa town of Kamed al-Lawz.

 

Dafterdar is suspected of being linked to Abdullah Azzam Brigades chief Majid al-Majid, who died in a Beirut military hospital on January 4, after his arrest by Lebanese army intelligence on December 26.

 

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the November bombings outside Iran’s embassy in southern Beirut that left over 20 people dead.

 

The LAF arrested Abbas in Beirut’s Tariq al-Jedideh following a period of intense surveillance on Wednesday, February 13.

 

Under interrogation he revealed the existence several cars rigged with explosives and confirmed that he was connected to a number of bombings.

The LAF removing explosives from a rigged car in the Beqaa. (AFP PHOTO)

The interrogation will continue on April 29.