Naim Abbas, a member of Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was arrested by the Lebanese army in Corniche Mazraa, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army Website, HO)
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Wednesday's arrest of Palestinian Naim Abbas, a leading figure in the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was seen as a victory for authorities as his testimony allowed the Lebanese Army to thwart three more possible attacks.Earlier this year, the Army arrested a senior commander in the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, Jamal Daftardar, as well as Sunni Sheikh Omar Atrash, who was charged with belonging to the brigades and Al-Qaeda, and involvement in two suicide attacks in Beirut's southern suburb of Haret Hreik.Last year, the Army also arrested Sheikh Nawaf al-Hussein, whose case was linked that of Atrash.Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr Thursday charged Hussein with involvement in the Haret Hreik attacks, and of belonging the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and Al-Qaeda.
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