Nusra Front claims Beirut terrorist attack “against Iran”

Nusra Front claims Beirut terrorist attack “against Iran”
Tue Jan 21, 2014 16:22:58

The al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, an offshoot the extremist foreign-backed group in Syria, has claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack in the Beirut southern suburb of Haret Hreik.

A statement posted on group’s Twitter account said the attack was a “suicide operation” which targeted Iran for opposing them in Syria.
It also called on “Sunni community” in Lebanon to unite with them in their terrorist attacks.

The groups which is said to be enjoying strong support from Saudi Arabia has been involved in numerous acts of terror against Syrian people and army soldiers since the insurgency started in Syria more than two years ago.

Tuesday's attack which occurred on the bustling street of Al-Arid killed at least four people including a teenage girl and wounded 34 others.

The group also claimed a Jan. 2 suicide bombing in the same area, which was carried out in retaliation to Hezbollah’s military operations to secure the Lebanon-Syria borders against terrorist groups.

Al-Nusra Front has been the main representative of al-Qaeda terrorist group in Syria after the group’s leader Aymen al-Zawahiri disbanded the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant who was first to pledge loyalty to al-Qaeda.


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