The Hague: The UN-backed court probing the 2005 murder of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri on Wednesday said it had enough evidence to try four Hezbollah members, as it published the full indictment.

"The pre-trial judge has ordered that his decision confirming the indictment related to the 14 February 2005 attack, as well as the indictment itself, be made public," the Special Tribunal for Lebanon said.

The judge found "the prosecution has presented sufficient evidence on a prima facie basis to proceed to trial," the Hague-based tribunal added in a statement, welcomed by the court's Chief Prosecutor Daniel A Bellemare.

Judge Daniel Fransen last month ordered confidentiality around the names and charges against Salim Ayyash, 47, Mustafa Badreddine, 50, Hussein Anaissi, 37 and Assad Sabra, 34, be partially dropped.

Ayyash and Badreddine face charges of "committing a terrorist act by means of an explosive device" and homicide, while Anaissi and Sabra faced charges of conspiring to commit the same acts in the massive bomb blast that killed Hariri and 22 others.

Tribunal Prosecutor Bellemare welcomed the tribunal's order to unseal the indictment, saying he will push ahead with preparations for the trial.

"This order will finally inform the public and the victims about the facts alleged in the indictment regarding the commission of the crime that led to charging the four accused," Bellemare said in a separate statement.

More than 20,000 pages of evidence were filed with the indictment which Bellemare's office claimed "corroborates the following factual allegations and charges included in the indictment." 

(Agencies)