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.