State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki has charged 68 people, including 18 detainees, with murder, attempted murder and the stirring of sectarian strife in connection with the deadly Tayyouneh incidents, state-run National News Agency said on Monday.
Among those charged in absentia were the Lebanese Forces official in charge of Maarab security, Simon Musallem, two Amal Movement members, two Syrians and a Lebanese Army soldier, media reports said.
The rest are residents of Ain al-Remmaneh and LF members and supporters, the reports added.
The suspects have also been charged with “incitement, possession of unlicensed firearms and sabotage of public and private properties,” NNA said.
“The detainees and the file have been referred to acting First Military Examining Magistrate Fadi Sawwan,” the agency added.
Later in the day, the army said its Intelligence Directorate has completed the investigations into the incidents, referring the file and the detainees to the military prosecution.