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Lebanese policemen charged over Islamist jailbreak

Lebanese policemen stands guard at the Roumieh Prison, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: A military prosecutor charged Tuesday 18 policemen, including two officers, with helping three Fatah al-Islam inmates escape from Roumieh prison last week.

The three were in jail for their alleged involvement in the 2007 battles between Fatah al-Islam and the Lebanese Army.

Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr charged the policemen – all members of the Internal Security Forces – with crimes varying between negligence and collusion.

Thirteen of the charged men are in custody.

Saqr referred their case to the military investigative judge.





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