Lebanon has agreed to deport an Arab Australian who is wanted for an attack on a Sydney police station and hopes that in return Australia will extradite a Lebanese terror suspect, Lebanese officials said Monday.
There is no extradition treaty between Lebanon and Australia, but the two sides are studying the legal procedures to hand over Saleh Jamal, a Jordanian-born Australian, to Australia, a government official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.
Australian media have forecast the deportation could take place later this month.
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