Abu Ghida Issues Indictments against Lebanese, Foreign Terrorists

First Military Examining Magistrate Judge Riyad Abu Ghida issued on Friday indictments against several foreigners and Lebanese who plotted to carry out terrorist attacks in Lebanon.

Abu Ghida indicted a Frenchman, originally from the Comoros islands, who was arrested in June during a raid on the Napoleon Hotel in Beirut's Hamra district.

He was accused of plotting to target hospitals and high-ranking security officials.

Two months later, French authorities arrested his accomplice of Moroccan origin.

A Saudi terrorist, also indicted on Friday, was arrested in June after his accomplice blew himself up at the Duroy Hotel in Beirut's Raouche district to evade arrest during a raid carried out by General Security members.

They were plotting to target al-Saha Restaurant in Beirut's southern suburbs.

The detainee has admitted to belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Abu Ghida's indictments include calls for the death penalty or the execution of 28 terrorists, among them the French and Saudi detainees.

The rest of the terrorists have Lebanese and Syrian nationalities.



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