BEIRUT: Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr Thursday charged 15 people including six detainees for belonging to the Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades, planning to assassinate a security officer and receiving training in Syria.
The suspects were also charged with working under Jund al-Sham in north Lebanon.
The judge charged the suspects with “taking part in training in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh and Syria on how to prepare explosives and rig vehicles with explosives, planning to assassinate a General Security officer and preparing bombs to be detonated in Lebanese areas.”
The suspects include members of a terror cell that the Lebanese Army arrested Wednesday, including Lebanese Wassim al-Qass, Dani al-Qass, Wissam al-Qass, Amjad Khatib, Nabil Bayda and Palestinian Bilal Kayed.
Also charged was the head of the Lebanese branch of Al-Qaeda, Toufik Tah, Abdullah Azzam Brigades' religious guide Sirajeddine Zuraiqat, and Raed Taleb.