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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Naim Abbas, the alleged mastermind of January's bombings in the southern suburbs, was formally accused of involvement in the attacks Monday, as the investigation into a weekend attack targeting the Army in Hermel stalled with no breakthrough into the identity of the suicide bomber.Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr also charged 21 members of a terrorist network with belonging to Al-Qaeda-linked groups. The network includes Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian citizens, but only four have been detained so far: Lebanese Bakri Mohammad al-Mahmoud, Omar Momtaz, Joumana Hmeid and Abbas, a Palestinian. In a separate charge, Saqr accused Abbas of involvement in the two Haret Hreik car bombings on Jan. 2 and Jan. 21 as well as the murder and attempted murder of citizens.Abbas was not charged with involvement in other attacks including bombings in Bir al-Abed and Ruwaiss last summer. Abbas' case is connected to that of detained preacher Sheikh Omar Atrash, who was also charged with having a role in the Beirut attacks.
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