PSP leader Walid Jumblatt greets supporters as they mark the 40th anniversary of the assassination of party founder Kamal Jumblatt Mukhtara, Sunday, March 19, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Al-Anbaa)
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Daesh (ISIS) was planning to assassinate Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt by sending cars rigged with explosives to his house, a suspected Daesh emir on trial for plotting terror attacks in Lebanon told the Military Court Monday. However, the Palestinian national, Imad Yassin, downplayed his involvement in the planning of terror attacks in the country.Yassin was arrested in September 2016 in Ain al-Hilweh in an operation led by Army Special Forces.When asked about the plan to assassinate Jumblatt that he mentioned in the preliminary investigations, Yassin said that it was Daesh that was behind the scheme.
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