13 people indicted in Lebanon on terror charges

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Lebanese State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr indicted Wednesday 13 people affiliated to armed group Abdullah Azzam Brigades on terror charges, Xinhua reported.

Lebanon's National News Agency said that the al-Qaida-linked group that claimed responsibility for the twin bombings on the Iranian embassy in Beirut in November.

The 13 people were accused of planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Lebanon and training recruits and transporting them out of Lebanon.

Saqr also charged them with forging identity papers, firing rockets toward Israel, and possessing weapons.

Among the indicted is Jamal Daftardar who was arrested by the Lebanese army last week in a raid on his house in the western Bekaa area.

The brigades have claimed responsibility for many attacks throughout the region, including the 2010 bombing of a Japanese oil tanker in the Persian Gulf.

The alleged leader of the brigades, Saudi national Majed Al- Majed, died on Jan. 4 in army custody.

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