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Al-Nusra Front sent 4 car bombs
to Lebanon, document says

The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front has allegedly assembled four car bombs and sent them to Lebanon, according to a document sent by the General Security chief for Beirut Airport to the head of the airport’s security.

 

The document, which LBC received a copy of, said that two of the cars -a 1988 white Mercedes-Benz 300 with a forged license plate, and a 1985 silver four-wheel drive Nissan Patrol- were sent from Arsal to unidentified destinations on October 17.

 

The two remaining cars were identified by the document as a black Mercedes-Benz 230 bearing a Hezbollah badge on its windows for camouflage and a silver four-wheel drive Chevrolet Blazer.

 

The operation took place under the supervision of head of the Al-Nusra Front, Palestinian Sheikh Abou Imad Toufic Hijazi, and Lebanese citizen Kayed Ghadada, who has become the head of Omar al-Atrash Group, which has been accused of carrying out the Dahiyeh bombings in August.

 

Lebanon has been subject to a string of car bombings related to the violence in neighboring Syria.

 

On August 23, two explosions rocked the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, leaving 45 people dead.

 

The explosions took place outside the Al-Taqwa Mosque in the city's Al-Zahiriya area and the Al-Salam Mosque in the Al-Mina neighborhood.

 

The blasts came eight days after another car bomb rocked the Hezbollah stronghold of Dahiyeh on the main road between the Al-Roueiss and Bir al-Abed areas, leaving at least 16 people dead and 226 injured according to Lebanon's Health Ministry.

The operation took place under the supervision of head of the Al-Nusra Front and Lebanese citizen Kayed Ghadada.