File - Policemen from the Information Unit gather outside of the Duroy Hotel in Beirut, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A judge requested the death penalty Friday for two alleged would-be suicide bombers, a Frenchman and a Saudi, and for three Lebanese suspects accused of being part an ISIS-affiliated group behind suicide-bomb plots in Beirut.In his indictment, Judge Riad Abu Ghayda requested the death penalty for French national Fayez Boushran, Saudi Abdel-Rahman Naser al-Shenefi, and three Lebanese nationals identified as Alaa Kanaan, Ayman Kanaan and Mahmoud Khaled. The men, all of whom have been detained, were part of a 10-member group, known as "the hotels cell," and were affiliated with ISIS.One of the men was supposed to carry out the first suicide attack during a World Cup match, while hundreds were gathered to watch.
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