BEIRUT: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon indicted Monday Hezbollah operative Salim Jamil Ayyash for his involvement in the attacks against Marwan Hamade, Georges Hawi and Elias El- Murr in 2004 and 2005.
The indictment comes with five counts, including conspiracy aimed at committing a terrorist, in the alternative to conspiracy aimed at committing a terrorist act, criminal association, committing terrorist acts, intentional homicide with premeditation of Messrs Ghazi Abou-Karroum, Georges Hawi and Khaled Moura and attempted intentional homicide with premeditation of Messrs Elias El-Murr, Marwan Hamade and 17 other persons.
The bombings took place on October 1, 2004, June 21, 2005, and July 12, 2005 respectively.
The Pre-Trial Judge has issued an arrest warrant for execution by the Lebanese authorities and an international arrest warrant for Salim Jamil Ayyash.
The confirmation of this indictment marks the opening of a new case before the STL and asserts that the attacks were connected to the attack of February 14, 2005, which killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
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