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Lebanon’s state news agency reported that Beirut will file a lawsuit against a suspect involved in the Istanbul New Year’s terror attack.

The brutal attack killed 39 people, including three Lebanese citizens.

The agency said that a Justice Ministry official has been appointed to defend the rights of Lebanese victims and sue the suspect, who was recently detained, before Turkish courts. The official was not named.

The Dec. 31 attack, which also wounded six Lebanese nationals, was claimed by the ultra-hardliner terror group ISIS.

Lebanon’s national news agency said Friday that the ministry, if needed, will finance and send one or more lawyers for the case in Turkey.

The accused perpetrator of the nightclub attack, an Uzbek national who reportedly trained in Afghanistan, was detained in Istanbul two weeks after the assault.