Arrest Warrants Issued against 7 Suspects Linked to Imad Jomaaإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Arrest warrants were issued on Friday against seven detainees over their links to August's clashes in the northeastern border town of Arsal between the army and Islamist militants, reported the National News Agency.
It said that Military Examining Magistrate Imad al-Zein issued the warrants against a Lebanese and six Syrians for their connection to the clashes and Imad Jomaa, a member of the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front whose arrest sparked the Arsal unrest.
NNA said that Friday's arrest warrants bring the total number of detained suspects in the case to 28.
In August, State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged Jomaa and 42 Syrians with belonging to armed terrorist groups.
They were also been charged with seeking to carry out terrorist attacks, seizing control of Lebanese territories in order to set up their own emirate, killing soldiers and civilians, sabotaging military vehicles, and damaging public and private property.
Several soldiers were killed and wounded in the Arsal clashes that started on August 2 and ended five days later with a ceasefire.
The Islamists withdrew from the town, abducting with them a number of troops and security forces.