BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Lebanese authorities dished out 17 indictments accusing 39 people of having links to the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization.

According to the National News Agency of Lebanon, the military investigation judge, Fadi Sawan, issued the 17 indictments after several men were apprehended by the general security forces recently.

The report released by NNA confirmed that the 39 men were of Syrian, Lebanese, and Palestinian descent.

Among the accused was Diab al-Ali, a Syrian who took part in the fighting in Arsal in August 2014 and the killing and attempting murder of LAF soldiers.

The defendants were then referred to the permanent military court for trial.

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