The ID card of Omar al-Assi. (The Daily Star/HO)
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An indictment was issued Friday against Lebanese would-be suicide bomber Omar Assi after he admitted to belonging to Daesh (ISIS) and of being a follower of a radical imprisoned preacher.Just a month after security forces arrested him, Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda indicted Assi on charges of belonging to the extremist group, being a supporter of Sheikh Ahmad Assir and aiming to carry out crimes and vandalism by attempting to blow himself up at the Costa Coffee in the Hamra neighborhood of Beirut.The 25-year-old Assi was arrested on Jan. 21 in an operation that prevented the planned attack in the popular venue. Assi then allegedly became a part of a military group led by Assir followers Chahin Sleiman and Mouaatasem Qaddoura.
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