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Lebanon judge issues arrest warrant for ISIS suspect

  • Lebanese Army soldiers in Arsal, the Bekaa Valley.(REUTERS/File/Hassan Abdallah)

BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Imad Zein Thursday issued an arrest warrant for a Syrian man who allegedly recruited his fellow countrymen to attack Syrian regime forces.

A judicial source told The Daily Star that Zein also accused the Syrian national of recruiting men to carry out suicide attacks against Syrian army checkpoints and other military posts for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces inside Syria.

Zein also charged the suspect of belonging to the radical Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.

The source said the suspect is a Syrian army defector who was recently arrested by Lebanese authorities on his way from Beirut to the Bekaa Valley in east Lebanon.

 
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