File - Lebanese soldiers searching civilians at a checkpoint at the entrance of Arsal in east Lebanon. AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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The Lebanese Army scored another high-profile arrest with the capture of a suspected leader of the Nusra Front, as authorities charged the alleged mastermind of two bombings in the southern suburbs with new crimes.The Lebanese offshoot of the Nusra Front, a radical group fighting against the regime of embattled President Bashar Assad, has claimed responsibility for three deadly attacks in the country this year including last week's suicide car bombing at an Army post in the northeastern town of Hermel.Abbas has been accused along with 20 others of belonging to two Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups, the Nusra Front in Lebanon and the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.Military Investigative Judge Imad Zein Wednesday issued a new arrest warrant for Abbas, on charges of belonging to an armed group, plotting terror attacks in Lebanon and forging identification papers, judicial sources told The Daily Star.
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