Saqr Charges 28 with Belonging to ISILإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Government Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged on Monday 28 people with belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The NNA said that seven suspects are already in custody.
They were detained in security raids on hotels.
The 28 felons are charged with belonging to ISIL, planning to carry out suicide bombings by using explosive belts and preparing explosive-rigged vehicles.
They are also accused of buying detonators, explosives, explosive belts and weapons and training suicide bombers to carry out terrorist acts in residential areas in the capital Beirut.
The case was referred to First Military Examining Magistrate Riad Abou Ghida.
Earlier in June, security forces raided the Napoleon Hotel in Beirut's Hamra district after obtaining information on a plot to target hospitals and high-ranking security officials.
Over 100 people were interrogated during the security raid but only a Frenchman who is originally from the Comoros islands was arrested and has reportedly confessed to being sent by the ISIL to carry out a terrorist attack in Lebanon.
Lebanon was once again hit by a series of deadly blasts recently, the latest of which was on June 25 when a Saudi suicide bomber blew himself up at the Duroy Hotel when he detonated his explosives during a security raid. His accomplice, also a Saudi citizen, survived the blast and is being questioned.