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Dozens Charged in Lebanon Bombings, Anti-U.S. Plots

A Lebanese military prosecutor on Thursday charged more than three dozen people with belonging to “terrorist” groups including ones accused of anti-U.S. bombings and plotting to kill the U.S. ambassador and attack the embassy. Lebanon and Syria, which has broad influence over its smaller neighbor, face heavy U.S. pressure over Hizbollah guerrillas and Palestinian groups Washington calls “terrorist.” They have been keen to show resolve on “terrorism” since the September 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. cities blamed on al Qaeda. Several of the men were charged with committing “terrorist” acts, a reference to a series of bomb attacks on Western fast food outlets including KFC and McDonald’s over the past year. Full Story

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