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.