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Al Qaeda blames Hezbollah for Lebanon bombings

Posted By admin On August 24, 2013 @ 5:46 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
August 24, 2013

Al Qaeda’s North African branch blamed Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim militant group Hezbollah for twin bombs that hit the northern city of Tripoli on Friday and threatened retribution, a U.S.-based intelligence monitoring website reported on Saturday.

Although al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, is not operational in Lebanon, its statement shows a growing regional hatred against Hezbollah by radical Sunni Muslim groups and a wider, deepening sectarian divide in the Middle East.

AQIM said in tweets it knew “with certainty” that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah was responsible for the attack that killed more than 42 people in Tripoli.

“That vile party … should know that it will meet retribution soon,” AQIM said, according to the SITE monitoring service.

Full article here [2]


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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/24/us-syria-crisis-qaeda-lebanon-idUSBRE97N03Y20130824

[2] Full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/23/us-syria-crisis-chemicals-activists-idUSBRE97M0HB20130823

[3] Twin blasts kill over 40 in Lebanon’s Tripoli: http://www.prisonplanet.com/twin-blasts-kill-over-40-in-lebanons-tripoli.html

[4] Report: Dozens of U.S. spies captured in Lebanon and Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-dozens-of-u-s-spies-captured-in-lebanon-and-iran.html

[5] Israel and the U.S. CREATED Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-and-the-u-s-created-hamas-hezbollah-and-al-qaeda.html

[6] State Department Blames Assad for al-Qaeda in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-department-blames-assad-for-al-qaeda-in-syria.html

[7] Hezbollah: Iran Will Attack U.S. Bases If Israel Bombs Iranian Nuclear Facilities: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hezbollah-iran-will-attack-u-s-bases-if-israel-bombs-iranian-nuclear-facilities.html

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