Prisoners using cell phones coordinated militant attacks from 'Lebanon's Guantanamo'

January 22, 2015 7:31 PM

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Prisoners using cell phones coordinated militant attacks from 'Lebanon's Guantanamo'

FILE - In this April 5, 2011, file photo, smoke billows from the compound of the central Roumieh prison, where inmates have been rioting for several days in Roumieh east of Beirut, Lebanon. The relationship between some prisoners in Block B of Roumieh prison and militant groups outside was hardly a secret. The overcrowded, sprawling complex was long denounced by officials as a breeding ground for extremists - lawless within, but trapping hundreds of detainees who languished for years without trial, breeding resentments that likely boosted militant recruitment. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - This April 24, 2008, file photo, shows Lebanon's main jail, Roumieh prison, as the city of Beirut is seen in the background in Roumieh, east of Beirut, Lebanon. For years, Islamist prisoners of the Lebanese jail connected with fellow militants on the outside through smartphones and computers ...

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