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Al-Mustaqbal

Hezbollah member behind Free Sunnis
of Baalbek Brigades Twitter account

BEIRUT - The young man who was arrested on Thursday for operating the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigades fake Twitter account is a Hezbollah member, Al-Mustaqbal newspaper reported Friday.

 

"Hussein Shaman al-Hussein, born in 1995, is a Lebanese citizen from Baalbek's Al-Sharawneh neighborhood and is a member of Hezbollah," a security source told the paper.

 

The source also reported that Hussein admitted during the investigations of operating the Twitter account, which claimed a number of terrorist attacks against Shiite targets.

 

The account also once threatened the Christians of Lebanon and pledged to target churches.