Naim Abbas, a member of Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was arrested by the Lebanese army in Corniche Mazraa, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army Website, HO)
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Abbas, a Palestinian, is being tried for carrying out terrorist attacks, some related to bombings in the southern suburbs of Beirut, for rigging cars on behalf of the Nusra Front and Daesh (ISIS) in Syria, and for explosions targeting UNIFIL peacekeepers in south Lebanon.Friday's session was just the latest in Abbas' trial, which began in early 2014 .Previous sessions were adjourned due to the absence of his then-defense lawyer and delays appointing a replacement. Friday's adjournment was triggered by the withdrawal of Abbas' new attorney Fadia Chedid, who had been tasked by the Beirut Bar Association with representing the man.Gen. Khalil Ibrahim shortly after arriving into the court to hear the case of detonating a rigged car targeting the Spanish battalion near the southern town of Khiam on June 24, 2007, killing seven of the contingent.
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