Arrest Warrants Issued against 17 Lebanese for Belonging to IS

The Military Tribunal issued on Thursday arrest warrants against 17 Lebanese on charges of belonging to the Islamic State extremist group.

Judge Fadi Sawan issued the warrants against the suspects, six of whom are in custody.

The charges include belonging to the IS for the aim of carrying out terrorist activity, fighting the army in the northern city of Tripoli, murdering and the attempted murder of soldiers, and trying to travel to Syria through Tripoli Port to fight alongside the IS in the neighboring country.

They are also accused of creating sectarian incitement.

If convicted, the suspects could face the death penalty.

Sawan has since referred their case to the permanent military court.



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