BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sowan demanded the death penalty Monday for two Syrian brothers charged with forming a gang linked to an Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group, the National News Agency reported.
The NNA said one of the suspects, Issam Mohammad Rabii, was in custody, while his brother, Mahmoud Mohammad Rabii, was at large.
The two are accused of belonging, along with four other Syrians, to a group linked to the Ziad Jarrah Brigades. They are accused of setting up a rocket factory in Lebanon, preparing explosives and channeling arms to Syria.
If convicted, the suspects could face capital punishment.
Sowan referred the case to the military tribunal after issuing arrest warrants against the two brothers and search and investigation warrants to discover the identity of the four other Syrians.