Lebanon News

Death penalty sought for Syrian members of Nusra Front

A member of Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra mans a checkpoint on the border crossing between Syria and Jordan, in Daraa December 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Ammar Khassawneh)

BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Imad Zein sought the death penalty for two Syrians Wednesday on charges of belonging to an Al-Qaeda affiliated group, according to the state-run National News Agency.

Zein requested the death penalty for Syrian nationals L.A., who is currently detained, and fugitive M.S.

The military judge issued an arrest warrant against the two Syrians for belonging to the radical Nusra Front and for recruiting individuals to undergo terrorist activities using explosive belts, according to the NNA.

He also issued an open-ended memo to inquire into the identities of five other individuals and has referred the file to the military court.

The Nusra Front in Lebanon has claimed responsibility for more than one suicide attack in the country in retaliation to Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian conflict.





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