Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon: Sunnis must
avoid Hezbollah-dominated areas

Hezbollah rally in Beirut’s southern Dahiyeh suburbs (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
Al-Nusra Front issued a statement on Twitter on Friday January 24, 2014 (Twitter)

BEIRUT - The Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon warned Sunnis to stay away from Hezbollah-controlled areas and called on them to join the organization's campaign against the Shiite party.


“We call on Sunnis in Lebanon not to go to or live in [Hezbollah]-dominated areas or near their headquarters or rallying points," the group said in a statement released Friday Twitter.


“We, Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, announce that the party of Iran [Hezbollah] and its security and military locations are a legitimate target for us wherever they are.”


The statement also called on Lebanese Sunnis to join Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon’s fight against Hezbollah.


“Sunnis, be helpful to your fighter brothers in their war against the party of Iran [Hezbollah] and its agents,” the statement read.


The Al-Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility for the Tuesday bombing in Dahiyeh’s Haret al-Harayk that left four people dead as well as the deadly suicide car bomb attack in the northern Beqaa’s Hermel last week.


The terror organization first announced its presence in Lebanon when it claimed responsibility for a rocket barrage on Hermel on December 17.


Days later, in an interview aired on Al-Jazeera,  Al-Nusra Front leader Abou Mohammed al-Jawlani said that the group is active on Lebanese soil in order to help the Sunnis of the country face the “injustice” of Shiite Hezbollah.


Two other Al-Qaeda-linked groups have claimed responsibility for previous suicide bombings in Shiite-populated areas of Beirut.


The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the January 2 suicide bombing in Beirut’s southern suburb of Dahiyeh that killed four people.


Their statement came the same day that the Lebanese army announced the death of Abdullah Azzam Brigades chief Majid al-Majid, who died in custody.


Majid’s Al-Qaeda offshoot terror group claimed responsibility for the November 19 twin bombings outside the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut that killed at least 20 people.


Shiite-populated areas in Lebanon have been the target of a series of terror attacks since Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announced in May that his Shiite party was fighting on behalf of the regime of Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war.

Hezbollah rally in Beirut’s southern Dahiyeh suburbs. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)

Sunnis, be helpful to your fighter brothers in their war against the party of Iran [Hezbollah] and its agents.

  • KRM260

    I remember the day I stepped foot on this very soil, A feeling of unity and liberation overwhelmed me. Suddenly my name didn’t seem to foreign anymore, I felt as if I belonged. I made friends who are close to me as family from all sects and believes. I loved more than ever before due to the caring and hospitality I have never encountered as is. What is this delegation of self announced hypocrites trying to direct my path, my live my choices for there own personal agenda. I was born a sunni but I’d rather die without a god on my mind than in the name of those who claim to be believers. At the end we are humans, a beautiful species who can do so much together but we decide to part each other as if life itself was some form of competition. I pity does who can not look beyond their own shadow and decide to hide in it’s cover.

    January 25, 2014

  • jichi.g.ali

    And they call themselves Islam they are savages it is a shame they fly the name of Muhamed pbh

    January 24, 2014