Lebanon

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 11 – 17, 2013)

This past week no rocket hits were identified in Israel’s south. In Judea and Samaria violence continued, most of it associated with the so-called popular resistance. In the north, an IDF soldier was killed by a Lebanese army. The extreme weather conditions in the Middle East caused serious damage in the Gaza. Hamas provided aid
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Mass-casualty double suicide bombing attack carried out at the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

It revealed the growing operative capabilities of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a branch of Al-Qaeda in Lebanon, and indicated the trickle of the Sunni-Shi’ite confrontation from Syria to Lebanon.
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The Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) is an Al-Qaeda Salafist-jihadi network, prominent in the rebel organizations in Syria.

The Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) is an Al-Qaeda Salafist-jihadi network, prominent in the rebel organizations in Syria. It seeks to overthrow the Assad regime and establish an Islamic Caliphate in Greater Syria, a center for regional and international terrorism and subversion.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 28 – September 2, 2013)

This week two incidents took place in which IEDs were used against IDF forces on patrol near the security fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip. In August 2013 an attempted terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s Mamilla Mall was thwarted. Hamas and the other terrorist organizations working in the Gaza Strip are preparing for the possibility
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Rockets fired by the Abdullah Azzam Brigades into the western Galilee – update *

On August 27, 2013, Sheikh Siraj al-Din Zariqat’s Twitter account gave the full text of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades/Ziyad Al-Jarrah Battalions’ claim of responsibility for firing four 122-mm Grad rockets with a range of 40 km, or about 25 miles, at Nahariya and Acre.
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The global jihad-affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for firing rockets from south Lebanon into the western Galilee on August 22.

The global jihad-affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for firing rockets from south Lebanon into the western Galilee on August 22. The attack was meant to challenge Hezbollah, part of the leaking of the confrontation leaking between the Sunni jihadists and Shi’ite Hezbollah from Syria into Lebanon.
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