Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – A Lebanese military court has sentenced an ISIS leader to 160 years in prison for plotting attacks in the country that would have targeted politicians, power plants and other establishments.
Imad Yassin had reportedly planned to carry out dozens of operations, the daily Al-Akhbar newspaper reported, including the bombing of the Jiyeh and Zahrani power plants, a large market in south Lebanon’s Nabatiyeh, hotels in the coastal city of Jounieh, and the Al-Jadeed TV building in Beirut.
He was also planning to assassinate former MP and former head of the Progressive Socialist Party Walid Jumblatt.
Yassin was known as the ’emir’ (prince) of IS in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp and a military commander of the extremist Jund al-Sham group. He was snatched by Lebanese army intelligence seven years ago from his hideout in the camp.