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Prosecution of five members of Hezbollah and the Amal Movement for the killing of a UN peacekeeper

His court-martial Lebanon officially prosecuted five of its members today Hezbollah and its ally, the Amal Movement, for the murder of an Irishman, a member of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the 2022as it became known from a high-ranking judicial source.

The soldier Sean Rooney, 23 years old, was killed on December 15. This was his first fatal attack against blue-collar workers UN in Lebanon since 2015.

The judicial source told the agency Reuters that the court-martial charges the five with “criminal action” that led to Rooney’s murder and the attempted murder of three other soldiers.

One of the five defendants is in custody, the remaining four are on the run, according to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

In January, the judicial authorities prosecuted a total of seven persons, including the five named today. But it is the first time that it has been announced that these are members of Hezbollah and the Amal Movement.

Source: News Beast

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