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        1/31/2014, Shevat 30, 5774

      Sunni Sheikh Charged in a Series of Lebanese Attacks

      Lebanon’s military prosecutor charged Sheikh Omar Atrash, Thursday, over Atrash's alleged involvement in several car bombings as well as attacks targeting the Lebanese Army, Hezbollah and Israel, going back to last year, according to the Lebanon Daily Star. Sheikh Atrash was arrested a week ago. The charges were announced a few hours after the military disclosed some of what the Sunni preacher confessed to during interrogation, including that he had ties to Al-Qaeda-linked groups and had transported suicide bombers into Lebanon.

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