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Unknown group claims
responsibility for Dahiyeh blast

Dahiyeh responsibility claim. (YouTube)

A group of masked men dubbing themselves the “Aisha, Mother of the Believers, Brigades for Foreign Missions” on Thursday evening posted a video on YouTube claiming responsibility for the car bomb that hit Beirut’s Dahiyeh on Thursday as well as the July blast in the Hezbollah strong-hold.

 

“We, the Aisha, Mother of Believers, Brigades for Foreign missions, send you [Hezbollah chief] Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and your party our second resonant, strong message after having sent you our first message and you still do not understand,” the men announced in the video.

 

A car bomb late Thursday afternoon went off on the main road between the Al-Roueiss and Bir al-Abed areas of Beirut's Hezbollah-stronghold of Dahiyeh, leaving a number of people dead.

 

The attack follows the July 9 car bomb attack in Dahiyeh’s Bir al-Abed that wounded 53 people.

 

The men also addressed Hezbollah’s leader, saying: “We told you the first time that it is not you who determines the place and time [of battle] and this is the second time we have determined the time and place of the battle and it will always be in the middle of your strongholds. This is a tragedy for you and you will keep seeing more [of them].”

“And we address our second message to you and the people like you, and yet you do not understand, therefore we address a message to our brothers and families in Lebanon: We ask you to stay away from all of Iran’s colonies inside and outside Beirut because your blood is dear to us but Nasrallah is an agent for Iran and Israel and we promise more for him.”

 

Hezbollah’s fighting on the side of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria has raised the ire of rebel groups in the war-torn country, many of which have vowed to take their fight against Hezbollah to Lebanon.

 

A number of security incidents have targeted Hezbollah in recent months, including a series of IED attacks and rocket strikes in the Beqaa as well as a Grad-rocket attack in Beirut’s Dahiyeh in May.

 

The conflict between Shiite Hezbollah and Syria rebel groups reflects the sectarian animosity in the Syrian war, which has pitted Alawites that support the Assad regime against the mainly Sunni rebel groups.

 

The name of the unknown group refers to Aisha, the Prophet Mohammad's wife. Sunni Muslims consider her to be the Prophet's favored wife and hold her in high regard.

A group of masked men claim responsibility for Thursday's Dahiyeh car bomb. (YouTube)

We ask you to stay away from all of Iran’s colonies inside and outside Beirut because your blood is dear to us but Nasrallah is an agent for Iran and Israel and we promise more for him.

  • RODRIGUEZ

    following joumblatt thinking: they are israeli rabbis dressed like jihadist !

    August 16, 2013