BEIRUT: A Lebanese judge issued arrest warrants Thursday against six individuals, including an Egyptian sheikh, over a recent alleged terror plot in Daraya in the Iqlim al-Kharroub region of the Chouf Mountains.
Military Judge Riad Abu Ghayda issued the warrants after completing interrogation with Egyptian sheikh Ahmad Dakhakhni as well as two Syrians and three Lebanese, a judicial source told The Daily Star on condition of anonymity.
Dakhakhni’s two sons were killed Aug. 4 when a bomb they were manufacturing at their home in Daraya accidentally exploded.
The incident stoked fears the two brothers were part of a wider network.
The Syrian nationals in custody over the case were identified as Ammar Naqishbandi and Mohammad Naqishbandi. The Lebanese suspects are Samer Fawwaz, Bassam Kiwan and Mohammad al-Tahesh.
Abu Ghayda issued arrest warrants for the six men for "forming an armed ring in addition to the possession of arms and explosive materials and making bombs with the purpose of carrying out terrorist attacks."
The judicial source said Abu Ghayda will on Monday interrogate Syrian national Mohammad Hasan Massoud who was seriously wounded in the Daraya blast.