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Lebanese man sentenced to death in 2013 mosque bombing

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 file photo, people gather outside the al-Salam Mosque amid charred cars and wide damage at the site of a car bombing, which killed dozens, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. A Lebanese court has sentenced Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 a man to death in a 2013 twin car bombs in the northern city of Tripoli that killed 47 people. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese court has sentenced a man to death for twin car bombings in 2013 that targeted two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli, killing 47 people, state-run National News agency reported Friday.

NNA said the Judicial Council sentenced Youssef Diab to death on Friday.

NNA gave no further details regarding the sentence over the near-simultaneous bombings that targeted Sunni mosques in Lebanon’s second largest city. Police said at the time that the bombings wounded some 300 others.

The coordinated bombings in the predominantly Sunni city came amid sectarian violence in Lebanon at the time that spilled over from neighboring war-torn Syria.

According to the indictment released years ago, Diab detonated one of the bombs remotely.

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