LEBANON: ‘ AL-NURSA FRONT CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK ON CAFE ‘

#AceWorldNews – LEBANON:Jan.11: The Nusra Front terrorist group in Syria, with links to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that targeted a cafe in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday, which killed at least seven people.

7 dead al-nursa claims responsibility - Screenshot from 2015-01-11 12:35:44

7 dead al-nursa claims responsibility – Screenshot from 2015-01-11 12:35:44

The statement was made public via a Twitter account belonging to the group, which said that the attack was planned “in revenge for the Sunnis in Syria and Lebanon.

The country’s Prime Minister Tammam Salam described the attack as “a new attempt to spread the seeds of strife”in Tripoli, which is Lebanon’s second largest city and is home to numerous Sunni Islamist groups.

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‘ Leader of Abdullah Azzam Brigades Al-Qaeda Group Calls on Sunnis to Attack Hezbollah ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 15 – The leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades (AAB), an al Qaeda-linked group, has called on Sunnis in Lebanon to attack Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terrorist organization.

Abdullah Azzam Brigades leader calls on Lebanese people to attack Hezbollah

Abdullah Azzam Brigades leader calls on Lebanese people to attack Hezbollah

Sirajeddine Zurayqat, who has been reportedly named the new emir of the AAB, called for the anti-Hezbollah attacks in a series of posts on his official Twitter feed on Oct. 13. The tweets have also been collected into a single statement from the AAB leader.

Zurayqat addresses “our youth in Tripoli,” saying they should strike Hezbollah fighters and positions, not the Lebanese Army. Hezbollah is the “puppet master” behind the Army and Lebanon’s security services, Zurayqat writes, and it is Hezbollah that has turned the government against the nation’s Sunnis.

“Therefore, strike the puppet master and do not get preoccupied with the tools. If the head is broken, the hands become paralyzed,” Zurayqat argues in a tweet translated by The Daily Star. “You have [Hezbollah’s] centers, checkpoints, supply lines, leaders and members across Lebanon.

Kill them and avenge the children of Lebanon and Syria.”

The AAB leader also argues that Hezbollah has been Israel’s “loyal guard” since 1996. He attempts to recast the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel as “nothing more than breaking the rules of engagement.”

By failing to continue with the war, Zurayqat says, Hezbollah has provided international legitimacy for Israel’s existence.

Zurayqat’s words are intended to undermine public perceptions of Hezbollah as an effective anti-Israeli fighting force. Ironically, Iran and other allied groups have done more to fight Israel than the AAB or any other al Qaeda-backed group.

But the AAB and other al Qaeda-allied groups have claimed responsibility for smaller attacks on Israel, including during the conflict this past summer.

Zurayqat’s call to fight Hezbollah is consistent with the anti-Iranian propaganda campaign being waged by the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria.

Al Nusrah operates in Lebanon and has called upon Sunnis in the country to rise up against the Lebanese government, Hezbollah and their Iranian-backers.

Both Al Nusrah and the Islamic State, a former branch of al Qaeda, have fought against Lebanese forces and Hezbollah. There are evenpersistent reports indicating that Al Nusrah and the Islamic State have conducted joint operations in Lebanon despite their bitter rivalry in Syria.

In August, Al Nusrah and the Islamic State took a number of Lebanese servicemen hostage, killing several of them after the negotiations to free them stalled. The Al Nusrah Front has blamed Hezbollah and Iran for the failure to reach a deal that would free the captives.

And Al Nusrah has used its hostages in videos that are intended to sway public opinion in Lebanon against the government and Hezbollah.

In September, Zurayqat addressed the Lebanese hostages in an audio recording that was released online. He blamed the men for joining the Lebanese Army, saying “if you fight the Sunnis there is nothing between you and us except the sword.”

According to Al Akhbar, Zurayqat threatened, “The mujahideen took Iraq in days, and in days they can be in the center of Beirut too.”

The AAB has conducted attacks against Iranian interests in Lebanon. In November 2013, the group claimed credit for twin suicide attacks outside of the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

Nearly two dozen people, including an Iranian cultural attache, were killed and more than 150 others were wounded in the blasts.

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‘ British Citizen Arrested for Suspected ISIS Recruitment ‘

#AceWorldNews – BANGLADESH – September 29 – Bangladeshi authorities have arrested a 24-year-old British citizen on suspicion of recruiting people to fight alongside ISIS militants in Syria, Reuters reported.

' British-born Samiun Rahman has been arrested on suspicion of recruiting for Isis '

‘ British-born Samiun Rahman has been arrested on suspicion of recruiting for Isis ‘

Samiun Rahman, a resident of London, arrived in Bangladesh in February to recruit for both ISIS and the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front, the Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division (DCID) said.

Rahman reportedly had plans to recruit and send a team from Bangladesh to fight in Syria.

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‘ Congress Woman Kill Terror Groups Like Cockroaches ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – September 29 – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.) told MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart that Congress should vote for a new authorization to defeat all terrorist groups that pose a threat to Americans.

“We are shirking our responsibility by not voting on this,” Ros-Lehtinen said.

“The president says he’s using this certain section of the Constitution and also Bush’s authorization from many years ago. He can get a new authorization.”

Ros-Lehtinen said the new authorization should include “the terror group of the day,” be it ISIL, al-Nusra Front, or others.

“We’ve got to kill them like cockroaches,” Ros-Lehtinen said. “And like the saying goes, and then there goes two.”

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September 25, 2014 1:39 pm

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