Saqr Charges Five Syrians With Terror Links


State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged 5 Syrian suspects with belonging to the Islamic State organization and with fighting against the Lebanese army, the National News Agency reported on Monday.

The suspects were charged with having planned to carry out terrorist attacks and for taking part in battles against the Lebanese army during the Arsal 2014 clashes, NNA added.

The Arsal deadly gunbattles erupted after jihadists from al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State extremist group overran the town.

The militants took with them hostages from the army and police and later executed four of them. The rest remain in captivity on Arsal's outskirts in the Syrian region of Qalamoun.