Lebanon formally charged 10 people Monday with terror links over a string of bombings against American fast-food outlets, judicial sources said. They said the men, some believed to have links to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, would be tried by a military court on charges that include trying to set up a “terrorist group” and membership of a “terrorist group” that planned attacks against the public. Some of those charges could carry life sentences. The defendants include Yemeni national Moammar Awwama, also known as Ibn al-Shahid, who is accused of masterminding the attacks which began last year. Awwama was arrested in October by Palestinian Fatah gunmen in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp and handed over to Lebanese authorities. Full Story
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