BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Imad Zein issued Tuesday judicial warrants granting security agencies the authority to expand their investigation into two recent car bombings that targeted the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital.
The warrants will grant security bodies, including Army intelligence, Information Branch of the police and General Security the right to arrest and interrogate suspects they believe to be involved in the two attacks in the southern suburbs.
On July 9, a car bomb exploded in the Bir al-Abed neighborhood of the southern suburbs of Beirut wounding over 50. Weeks later, another car bomb ripped through the neighborhood of Ruweiss, also in the southern suburbs, killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 300.
Although no arrests have been made in the Ruweiss attack, A Syrian was arrested over the July bombing.
Both explosions are widely thought to be linked to Hezbollah's military involvement in Syria on the side of President Bashar Assad against rebels seeking to topple the Syrian leader.