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March 15, 2013

Lebanon's first Nusra Cell charged in Court

March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013



Shadi Al Mawlawi


A top Lebanese Judge charged ten Islamists with establishing an armed group, and belonging to Syria's most feared Jihadist group, Al Nusra Front. 
Saqr Saqr, Lebanon's State commissioner to the Military Court, a well known Judge in Lebanon, declared the charges. The Lebanese National News Agency reported that Shadi Al Mawlawi, an Islamist previously arrested on suspicion of smuggling weapons from North Lebanon into Homs Province, then released on bail, was among the 10 charged men.
This is the first instance in which Nusra appears in a Lebanese court or official statements; it is known that Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite Militant group, is fighting in Qusair, Homs, against Syrian militants. This has aggravated anti Shiite sentiments in both Lebanon and Syria. 

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