Lebanon has charged five Syrians with belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front operating inside Syria, a Lebanese judicial source says.
Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr accused the men of belonging to the Syrian militant group “with the purpose of carrying out terrorist acts and damaging the [Lebanese] state prestige.”
The suspects could face the death penalty if charged.
They were referred to Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda for further interrogation, a judicial source told The Daily Star.
The source said the arrests were made by Lebanese Army Intelligence Wednesday, but did not specify where the suspects were apprehended.