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Hezbollah denies link to terrorist groups

BEIRUT: Hezbollah Friday denied media reports linking it to a senior terrorist suspect and accusations that it appointed a lawyer to defend him during investigations and in court. 

“ Hezbollah emphasizes that this news is not true, and it denies accordingly this allegation and considers it a clear fabrication,” a statement issued by the party said. 

Jamal Daftardar, who was arrested in December, was charged along with 12 others of belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked Abudallah Azzam Brigades and Nusra Front with the aim of carrying out terrorist attacks. The other 12 remain at large. 

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 15, 2014, on page 2.

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