” The tragedy of Jabal Mohsen’s residents is the tragedy of the entire country and may God have mercy on the martyrs.”
The statement added :
“Those who commit such an act have no family or religion.”
Despite the fact that the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front quickly claimed responsibility in an online posting for the Tripoli twin suicide bombing that targeted the Omran cafe in the mostly Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen on Saturday , Interior MinisterNouhad Machnouk said Sunday that preliminary information suggests that ISIL ( which changed its name to Islamic State ) was behind the attack that left nine people dead and dozens wounded.
“Preliminary information indicates that ISIL is behind the explosion,” Machnouk said during a press conference held after a security meeting in Tripoli Sunday, stressing that the suicide bombers are members of [ISIL].
Last night the Lebanese Army identified the two suicide bombers as Taha Samir al-Khayal, 22, and Bilal Mohammad al-Mariyan, 29. Both were Lebanese.
The bombers reportedly lived in Mankubeen, a majority Sunni neighborhood just 500 meters away from Jabal Mohsen.
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