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Navy SEALs intercept tanker with Libyan oil

US commandos seized a renegade tanker off the coast of Cyprus that was loaded with stolen oil and are sailing it back to Libya. Ansar al Sharia Libya criticized the rebels’ takeover of Libyan oil ports as inviting foreign intervention.


A court sentenced Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, 24, a Swedish-Lebanese citizen, to four years in prison for helping Hezbollah plot attacks against Israelis. Because of his age and lack of prior convictions, he received less than the maximum sentence of 10 years.


A Cypriot court convicted Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, a Swedish-Lebanese citizen, for his part in the 2012 bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The court said “Hezbollah acts as a criminal organization.” Yaacoub had admitted to spying for Hezbollah for the Burgas attack and other operations.