BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Imad Zein issued arrest warrants Tuesday against two Syrians over the July ambush that targeted a Hezbollah convoy on the highway linking the Bekaa Valley to Syria, judicial sources told The Daily Star.
The judge questioned Amer Hamdan over the incident and issued an arrest warrant accusing him of being part of an armed group, plotting terror attacks and preparing explosives.
The second warrant was issued in absentia against the suspect Moatasem Hamdan.
The sources said that the two suspects are affiliated with the Free Syrian Army.
The charges were based on articles that fall under the country’s terror laws.
The articles include the death penalty for the accused.
Zein set Sept. 23 as the date to continue interrogation with other suspects linked to the attack.
One Hezbollah member was killed and three others wounded in the July 16 ambush that targeted one of the party’s convoys on the highway linking the town of Majdal Anjar to the Masnaa border crossing with Syria.
Both suspects lived in the east Lebanon town of Majdal Anjar.
The sources said that Hamdan admitted to using Qatari funds allocated for helping refugees to buy materials to prepare explosives.
Syrian rebels have said they would target Hezbollah sites in Lebanon in retaliation for the party’s intervention in their country supporting President Bashar Assad's forces.