A Lebanese military court demanded on Wednesday the death penalty for former Information Minister Michel Samaha, a Syrian general and his aide who holds the rank of colonel over a terror plot to destabilize Lebanon.
First Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghida issued an arrest warrant in absentia on Monday against Syrian National Security Chief General Ali Mamlouk who was accused of plotting terrorist attacks in Lebanon , National News Agency reported.
Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghaida set Feb. 4 , 2013 as the date for questioning General Ali Mamlouk – the chief of Syrian national security and Syrian Col. Adnan, whose last name is not known for their alleged role in a plot to carry out terrorist attacks in Lebanon, judicial sources said Monday.
The Lebanese Military Investigation Judge of Beirut Riad Abou Ghaida interrogated on Wednesday Former Minister Michel Samaha regarding the alleged phone calls with the Syrian presidential adviser Bouthaina Shaaban and her role in the terror plot.
A retired Turkish general charged over a plot to unseat the government said “the struggle has now started,” as a string of high-profile arrests risks renewed strain between Ankara and the military.