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Lebanon Charges Seven People For The Killing Of Private Séan Rooney

Only one of the seven charged is in custody

A Lebanese military tribunal has pressed charges against several people allegedly involved in the attack on Irish peacekeepers last month.

Private Seán Rooney was killed in the attack, while Trooper Shane Kearney seriously injured.

Lebanon's military court has charged seven people over last months attack that killed 23-year-old Private Sean Rooney and seriously injured Trooper Shane Kearney.

Only one of the seven charged is in custody, Mohammad Ayyad, who was handed over to the army by Hezbollah last month.

Yesterday he was charged with killing Private Rooney and attempting to kill his three comrades with a machine gun.

The judge also charged six fugitives "for uttering threats with an illegal weapon, destroying the UN vehicle and intimidating its passengers".

 

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