Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hezbollah In Beirut Gets What It So Justly Deserves, A Car Bomb In Their Midst Kills 14

Oh yeah, there is NOTHING better than to see a Sunni terrorist group set off a car bomb in Beirut that helps bring Hezbollah to its knees.  The only down side of this is that the bomb didn't kill Nasrallah.

Note:  Headline below was the original...death toll went from 6 to 14.

The story comes from The Telegraph.

Car bomb kills six in Beirut Hizbollah stronghold

At least 14 people were killed when a car bomb exploded in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Thursday evening, in an area of the city known as a Hizbollah stronghold.

A previously unknown Sunni Islamist group, the Brigades of Aisha, claimed responsibility.

It is the second such blast in southern Beirut within just over a month, amid fears that Syrian rebel groups are trying to take their fight to Hizbollah's home turf in retaliation for siding with President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Damascus.

The powerful bomb was detonated in a busy commercial and residential street in Rweiss, a heavily Shia area. It set ablaze cars and buildings with a blast that could be heard around the city.

It sent a thick plume of black smoke into the sky.

Witnesses described seeing bodies in the steet and the country's state-run news agency said 14 people had died and more than 200 were wounded.

The Brigades of Aisha said it planted the bomb.

"This is the second time that we decide the place of the battle and its timing... And you will see more, God willing," said a masked man, flanked by two others brandishing rifles, in a video statement addressed to Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the Hizbollah leader.

Groups opposed to President Assad have repeatedly threatened to retaliate against Hizbollah, and risk dragging Lebanon into a growing sectarian Sunni-Shia war.

The movement's Shia fighters have helped regime forces win a number of crucial victories. They played a key role in defeating rebels in the Syrian town of Qusair, near the Lebanese border, and Syrian activists say they are now aiding a government offensive in the besieged city of Homs.

Alistair Burt, Foreign Office minister, condemned the attack.

He said: "Terrorism and extremism have no place in Lebanon. I call for the Lebanese state to investigate this urgently and bring the perpetrators to justice."

Last month, dozens of people were wounded when a car bomb exploded in another southern suburb. That attack was claimed by a little known Syrian group.

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