AL QAEDA DECLARES WAR ON HEZBOLLAH
Al-Qaeda has reportedly called on its operatives to go to Lebanon and defend what it called the Sunni community of the country.
The report came while some Arab media outlets described the current clashes in Lebanon as a fight between Sunni and Shia communities.
In an interviews with Sunni clerics with links to Saad Hariri’s pro-government bloc, Al-Arabiya TV network described the ongoing clashes as a sectarian strife.
Sheikh Ali al-Jozo, Mufti of the Jebel region, who is well known for his harsh stance against Hezbollah told the TV network that the clashes are a battle between Lebanon’s Shia and Sunni communities and called on Arab leaders to prevent “Iran’s influence in the country.”
The TV network reported that al-Qaeda on all of its websites urged its operatives to defend the Sunni community of Lebanon.
Former President Amine Gemayel said that Al-Qaeda is swarming into Lebanon.
Iran Press TV again reported:
Former Lebanese president Amine Gemayel says al-Qaeda forces have entered the country, making Lebanon vulnerable to ‘any possibility’.
Gemayel told ANB on Friday that new intelligence has indicated that members of al-Qaeda have entered Lebanon, taking refuge at Ein al-Halveh refugee camp.
“Al-Qaeda has always threatened Lebanon. I hope the Hezbollah leaders are aware of the consequences for the current unrest in the country,” the former president added.
The Daily Star of Lebanon also reported that, “Gemayel disclosed information about the presence of Al-Qaeda operatives in some of the country’s Palestinian refugee camps.”