Lebanon judge issues arrest warrants against 2 ISIL members


isis militant  MosulDetainees Omar Mikati AKA “Abou Hourayra” and his cousin Bilal Mikati AKA “Abou Omar Mikati” were issued arrest warrants by Military Tribunal Judge Imad al-Zein on Wednesday for being members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group, National News Agency reported

The arrest warrants were issued the after they were both interrogated over their terrorist links.

Bilal also confessed to executing serviceman Ali al-Sayyed, said NNA.

Earlier in April, the detainees were charged with belonging to ISIL in order to carry out terrorist attacks.

They were also charged with fighting the army in the northeastern border town of Arsal last August.

The suspects were arrested by the Lebanese army on March 24 near a checkpoint in the eastern town of Hrabta.

If convicted, the suspects could face the death penalty.

Sayyed and a number of other serviceman were abducted from Arsal in the wake of the clashes between the army and jihadist groups.

Three other hostages were also executed, while the rest are still being held.

Omar is the son of Ahmed Selim Mikati, aka “Abu Bakr” and “Abi Huda” one of the most important cadres of the “ISIL” Organization, who was arrested last October

Also on Wednesday, Judge al-Zein issued arrest warrants against detainees Nabil al-Siddiq and Ali Ayyoub on terrorism charges.

Siddiq, a Syrian , aka Abi Sayyaf, and Ayyoub were charged on April 15 with belonging to ISIL and forming cells for the aim of carrying out terrorist attacks.

These cells were also trained to carry out assassinations and combating the Lebanese army during its clashes with extremists in Arsal in August.

Their case was referred to the military general prosecution.