Lebanese courtroom sentences Syrian fighters to loss of life

A Lebanese navy courtroom sentenced a gaggle of Syrian Jabhat al-Nusra fighters to loss of life Tuesday for the killing of Lebanese troopers.

The Permanent Military Court, chaired by Gen. Mounir Chehad, sentenced Adnan Muhammad al-Zara’i, Ziyad Muhammad Satuf, Muhammad Khalid Satuf and Ubaida Muhammad Satuf to loss of life by hanging. Another man, Al-Khadir Khalid Satuf, was sentenced to life in jail with laborious labor, the official National News Agency reported.

The males have been convicted in relation to the 2014 battle in Arsal, Lebanon, near the Syrian border. As members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, the boys killed Lebanese military and Syrian Arab military troopers, kidnapped Lebanese troopers and stole weapons, based on the Lebanese navy.

The battle of Arsal passed off following a Jabhat al-Nusra assault on the Lebanese military within the space. The Syrian navy, which was additionally battling Jabhat al-Nusra on the time, helped their Lebanese counterparts. The struggle led to a Lebanese victory.

Jabhat al-Nusra has since rebranded itself to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. The group controls a lot of the insurgent stronghold Idlib province in northwest Syria and has a extra sophisticated relationship with al-Qaeda now.

There was appreciable spillover violence from Syria into Lebanon throughout the early years of the Syrian civil warfare.


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