Video recounts terror bombing of Iran Beirut Embassy

Thu Feb 13, 2014 22:23:54

The al-Qaeda-linked Abdallah Azzam Brigades terrorist group has released an on-line video footage of the November 19 double suicide bomb attacks against the Iranian embassy in Beirut, for which it had claimed responsibility.

The 18-minute video, entitled “The attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut,” was posted online on Wednesday, although it could not be independently verified.

The video includes recorded warnings from the terrorist group's Saudi mastermind, Majid al-Majid, who mysteriously died last month in a Beirut military hospital, after the Saudi Arabian government demanded his handover to Saudi authorities.

The footage also includes recorded statements by Mouin Abu Dahr, one of two suicide bombers that carried out the terror attack, which killed 30 people and wounded over 150 others.

The group’s spokesperson, Sirajeddine Zureiqat, also appears in the video threatening the Lebanese Defense Ministry and the Army Intelligence.

The video further features excerpts from Hezbollah leader Seyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speeches, and vague footage of attacks it claims to be “led by Iran and its tools against Sunnis in several Arab countries” including Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, Iran and Syria.

Most of the rhetoric in the video blaming Iran and Hezbollah for “Sunni misfortunes” in the region resembles Saudi-based Wahhabi and al-Qaeda propaganda against the Islamic Republic and the Shia follower of Islam.

Wahhabism is a deviant and radical interpretation of Islam and rejected by most Muslims across the world.

In the video, Majid, who was detained by the Lebanese Army on December 26 but reportedly died in custody of alleged kidney failure, warns Hezbollah to withdraw its forces from Syria.

“The operations conducted against Hezbollah so far are just the beginning; worse attacks will come if they do not withdraw all their fighters from Syria,” he says. “Let them know they will regret everything they did.”

Abu Dahr, the suicide bomber, also states in the video that he chose to take his own life attacking the embassy “to cause more losses for the enemy.”

“I chose suicide bombings rather than armed clashes because... [bombings] can reach places that battles cannot,” he says.

Abu Dahr, who is reportedly from the southern city of Sidon and had links to a fugitive Takfiri preacher, also criticizes Iran and blames the Islamic Republic for the “misfortunes of Sunnis” throughout the region.

He also reveals in the footage that he fought alongside Salafi Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir against the Lebanese Army in Sidon’s Abra neighborhood in June, 2013, “to protect my neighborhood and my religion.”

“The criminal country [Iran] is fighting Muslims, collaborating with the US in occupying Afghanistan and Iraq, supporting Huthis in Yemen, supporting the [Syrian] regime in killing our brothers and people in Syria, supporting Hezbollah in Lebanon and protecting the border in South Lebanon from the Zionist enemy,” Abu Dahr said.

The video was released following the Army’s announcement that it had arrested a Palestinian leader in the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and seized two cars in the Bekaa Valley and Beirut that had been rigged with explosives.


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