Man with ties to Al-Qaeda arrested after deadly Beirut standoff

Via The Daily Star

BEIRUT: A gunman with ties to Al-Qaeda was arrested Thursday in Beirut after an hours-long standoff with Lebanese soldiers that also claimed the lives of two men, security sources said Thursday.

The apprehended gunman, Hani Ash-Shanti who holds a Lebanese passport, is part of a 13-member group affiliated with Al-Qaeda and is said to have been linked to the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the sources said.[More...]

Linked to assassination of Hariri? Hezbollah is responsible for the assassination, which they deny and blame Israel.

Hezbollah and al-Qaeda, a marriage made in Hell.

Posted by: Stable Hand at 02:16 PM

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