Hezbollah warned of more attacks if it doesn’t pull out of Syria

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abdullah azzam brigades   ZurayqatA Lebanese al-Qaida-linked group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which claimed responsibility in the past for similar attacks to one that rocked the southern Beirut suburb last night , warned Hezbollah supporters that they will not live in safety as long as the Iranian-backed group continues to take part in the Syrian civil war.

Sirajuddin Zurayqat, a spokesman of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, said in an audio released Tuesday: “You will not enjoy living safely until security returns to the people of Syria and Lebanon.”

He did not directly claim responsibility for the latest attacks but said “our strikes against you will continue as long as your presence in Syria continues.”

“Hezbollah’s battle is no longer solely with us, but with the Sunnis in Syria and Lebanon,” Zurayqat also stressed Tuesday on his Twitter account.

His comments come after a suicide bombing in a southern Beirut neighborhood killed a security officer and wounded 25 people, officials said Tuesday.

The overnight attack — the second such bombing this week — heightened fears that Lebanon was reverting to a cycle of violence after a few months of respite.

Syria’s civil war has spilled into neighboring Lebanon on multiple occasions and inflamed sectarian tensions. A series of car bombs have struck Shiite areas across Lebanon, killing dozens of people.

But Lebanon recently saw a lull in spillover attacks. Until last Friday, the last major explosion to hit Lebanon was on March 29, when a suicide bomber in an explosives-laden car targeted a Lebanese army checkpoint near the Syrian border, killing three people.

Hard-line Sunni groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks against Shiite areas, saying they are meant to punish the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah movement for its involved in the Syrian civil war, where predominantly Sunni rebels are fighting to topple Assad.

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26 responses to “Hezbollah warned of more attacks if it doesn’t pull out of Syria”

  1. The real lebanese Avatar
    The real lebanese

    They’ve warned us of this before the attacks even started. But Hezbollah continues to insist it is ‘defending’ Lebanon.

    1. master09 Avatar
      master09

      They get a lot of money for being in Syria so the big boys sitting in the hole 30 metres underground don’t give a shit what happens to the people living on the ground or the ones being killed in Syria, while the bank account gets bigger for them.

      1. LEBANON101 Avatar
        LEBANON101

        i agree but at the same time , takfiri groups that set off suicide bombs in beirut and on the lebanese army get paid big money by people hundreds of miles away sitting on top of billions of barrels of oil that dont care about what happens on the ground

        1. Leborigine Avatar
          Leborigine

          Absolutely correct Lebanon101, but the takfiris do it because HA are in syria, they have an excuse. If HA were not in syria, then we could blame and fight off these fat bastards sitting on the oil barrels. Before any smart ass comes back that the takfiris would have bombed Beirut anyway, well b4 the syrian war, not one bomb went off in the M8 camp, while M14 ministers were being targeted at a regular rate! I don’t know, but that’s what I think.

          1. master09 Avatar
            master09

            Yes as well.

          2. Leborigine, you need to understand that this is not a Shia vs Sunni thing. This is a Takfiri vs Shia, Alawites, Sunni’s, Christians, Jews and anybody else who doesn’t beleive in their satanic belief. These animals have no religion and have no god. HA can’t be blamed for these bombings. If these pigs succeed in Syria and Iraq (which btw, won’t happen) they will turn their focus on Lebanon and try and turn it into a sharia run state. And the only ones standing in their way is HA and anybody who wishes to stand with them. Can you seriously not see that. In their sick minds we are all infidels.

          3. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            It is not a two way conflict. Dont get religion confused in this as I know many Christians including myself who hated the Syrian regime with a passion since their occupation of Lebanon and all the atrocities they’ve committed in Lebanon since then. Almost all Jews dont like the regime either lol. It is rather a religious extremists vs Iranian backed regime supporters vs the remaining people who are simply asking for reforms into a democratic state to end Iran’s manipulative power hold on the region through guns and intimidation.

          4. arzatna1 Avatar
            arzatna1

            With the Syrian government planes bombing the Sunni tribes and with Iran getting increasingly involved in the iraqi war, unfortunately it is no longer a war between extremists only it is a wide open Sunni Shiite war and I hope wholeheartedly that I am wrong.

          5. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            There are more than two sides fighting however. Sunnis are split in two, Kurds are doing their own thing which is working the best out of all the sides, Christians are all over the place with many even not choosing a side to support. It wont be over once the Sunnis and Shiites stop fighting for sure.

          6. arzatna1 Avatar
            arzatna1

            Farq

            As I mentioned to you before as long as Sunnis call Shiites takfiris and infidels and as long as Shiites call Sunnis takfiris and infidels we are all going to be in trouble in this region, because unlike what you are saying this is a Sunni Shiite war. If you have been following the news, Iran and Syria stepped up their involvement in Iraq to protect Maliki is a Shiite and who refuses to form a national salvation government that encompasses the the Shiites and Sunnis. Mark my words this is an all out war between the Sunnis and Shiites and God help Lebanon and the entire region because no one knows where this war is going to lead to.

            My question is what role the US can play in this whole mess, specially since Kerry failed to convince Maliki to become more inclusive towards the Sunnis and Kurds.

          7. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            The US can be the punching bag for them all.
            Oh .. wait .. isn’t it already? :-)))

          8. Perfectly said. The US should stay totally out of the entire fight.

          9. The best thing the US can do is stay out of it.

          10. arzatna1 Avatar
            arzatna1

            Absolutely the US should stay out as far as direct military involvement is concerned , but should continue to work on getting the Iraqi leaders to form a national salvation government that encompasses the the Shiites , Sunnis and Kurds. This is the only way to defeat ISIS/ISIL and keep Iran out

          11. The US has zero influence in Iraq because Iraq is controlled by Iran.

            The only person that doesn’t seem to know this in the world is Obama.

            Get the US diplomats out of Iraq and there is no reason to have even 1 US soldier there to protect them.

          12. arzatna1 Avatar
            arzatna1

            I respectfully disagree. … the most respected spiritual leader of Iraq Ayatollah Sistani echoed Obama’s frequent warnings to Maliki’s Shiite-dominant government to be more inclusive and less punitive against the minority Sunnis at the risk of further alienating them.

          13. Everyone agrees on what you wrote (“inclusive and less punitive “) except for the Takfiri terrorists.

            But Obama can encourage this from afar.

          14. Leborigine Avatar
            Leborigine

            I can see that you have been bombarded with answers already, my view on the whole situation is pretty straight forward. This whole thing has become a mess and extremely complicated.

          15. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Half an ‘up’ for the ‘infidel’ line. 😉

          16. >>but the takfiris do it because HA are in syria,
            >>they have an excuse

            While I despise Hezbollah terrorist mercenaries, there is NO EXCUSE to set off bombs in civilian areas and no religious doctrine to support that.

        2. master09 Avatar
          master09

          As well yes your rite. All sides don’t care about the real people.

    2. Do you think if HA hands in their weapons, the takfiris with leave Lebanon at peace. We who live outside Lebanon really don’t feel the pain the poor Lebanese living in Lebanon feel.

      1. wargame1 Avatar
        wargame1

        You have understood the real purpose of the propaganda. This Al-Qaeda propaganda will help Hezbushaitan to continue their Syrian mission and also they will be the ultimate vanguard of Lebanon. Al-Qaeda and Hezbushaitan is no different group. The situation is deteriorating fast and I am afraid that this kind of propaganda has no long term benefit. Al-Qaeda will tell Hezbushaitan to do exactly what Hezbushaitan doesnt want to do. This kind of threat doesnt exist in Syria if you carefully follow the FSA/Islam Brigade statement. They proclaim their success once in a while , daily attack video etc. Have you ever seen this type of Chicken video threatening Assad? And will this have any effect on Assad? Will Assad lay down his Arm? NO the answer is clear. So isnt it better to fight like the FSA who doesn’t talk rubbish? Also notice that their attack is usually “near” the Hezbushaitan stronghold BUT always not a single Hezbushaitan solders are hurt. So attacking civilian target by Al-Qaeda will make Hezbushaitan a hero as if their Syrian invasion is very legitimate.

      2. The real lebanese Avatar
        The real lebanese

        If Hezbollah stops all support for Syria there is a good chance, although it may be too late. If they hand in their weapons, all Lebanese can equally influence policies and stability. But we know this wont happen peacefully.

        1. wargame1 Avatar
          wargame1

          Hezbushaitan is not in a position to hand over their weapon because their ruling depends on car bombing ,assassination ,kidnap ,intimidation. They ruled by the sword and they are destined to die by the sword.A natural situation is when they will lose too many foot solders they will run away from Syria and in Lebanon many groups will be interested to put a final nail in the coffin of Hezbushaitan. So this conflict is a long one and there is no hope for the Hezbushaitan either. The Syrian sunni rebel wont be sitting idle in their border but they will chase these Iranian thugs all the way to Lebanon.

          1. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            The majority will always win eventually.

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