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Hezbollah, Lebanon army condemn Hermel bombing

Hezbollah and Lebanon’s army have condemned the recent fatal bomb attack in the northeastern town of Hermel. The Lebanese resistance movement said in a statement on Sunday that the bombing “proves that such terrorism is not looking for causes or reasons to carry out its crimes.” Hezbollah warned that terrorism “is a danger for the whole of Lebanon,” saying that the perpetrators were the enemies of the Leban ...

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Rockets fired from Syria land in Lebanon

At least three rockets fired from inside Syria have landed in neighboring Lebanon, with no immediate reports of casualties. Reports say the rockets hit the Lebanese border town of Brital, on Wednesday. So far, there has only been material damage reported as a result of the attacks. Although al-Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for a number of similar attacks on Lebanese border towns, it rem ...

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Lebanon gov’t formation to weaken Takfiris: Iran

The establishment of a government by Lebanon’s Prime Minister Tammam Salam entails the weakening of Takfiri terrorism supported by Israel, says a senior Iranian official. “The formation of Lebanon’s government will lead to the weakening of the current Takfiri terrorism, which is supported by the Zionist regime (Israel),” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian s ...

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Lebanese army defuses 2 car bombs in Beirut, Yarbud

Lebanese forces have dismantled two cars packed with explosives, one in Beirut and the other in the country's east, the army says. According to the army, the first car, which contained around 100 kilograms of explosives and explosive belts as well as mortar shells, was stopped at the western Beirut neighborhood of Corniche al-Mazraa on Wednesday. The army also said a second explosive-laden car, "which came ...

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Hezbollah, Lebanon army bust Qaeda-linked militants in Beirut

Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement and the country’s security forces have arrested members of an al-Qaeda-linked militant group in southern Beirut. The militants belonging to the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had infiltrated into the southern suburb of Dahiya under the guise of a business company. Reports say the Saudi spy agency had purchased the business license to provide a c ...

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Extremists flock Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon: Report

The UN has condemned an attack on a joint UN-Red Crescent aid convoy in the city of Homs, western Syria. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said on Saturday, “I am deeply disappointed that the three-day humanitarian pause agreed between the parties to the conflict was broken today and aid workers deliberately targeted.” The humanitarian aid conv ...

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Lebanese Sunni sheikh charged over Beirut bombings

A military court in Lebanon has charged an extremist Sunni Muslim sheikh in connection with two deadly bombings in the south of the capital, Beirut, last month. According to reports on Wednesday, Judge Saqr Saqr charged Omar Ibrahim al-Atrash along with five others with the January 21 bombings in Haret Hreik, a Shia-dominated neighborhood, which is a stronghold of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah ...

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Bomb blast leaves two dead in Lebanon’s Beirut

A bomb blast has hit south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, leaving at least two people dead. According Lebanon’s Interior Ministry, the blast took place on Monday when an attacker detonated his explosives inside a van which had been used for public transportation in Choueifat area. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast. The explosion came after Saturday's car bomb attack killed at least five ...

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Two car bombs rock Haret Hreik district of Beirut

Two car bombs have gone off in a southern neighborhood of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, killing several people. The explosions on Tuesday hit the Haret Hriek neighborhood in southern Beirut, which is considered as a stronghold of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah. Reports say that at least four people have been killed and another 46 have been injured. The al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra front has claimed res ...

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Lebanese minister hails Hezbollah role

Lebanon’s caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour says the Lebanese army could not be strong without the resistance movement Hezbollah. Mansour made the remarks on Monday after downplaying Saudi Arabia’s $3-billion military aid to Lebanon. “The donation is not enough to bolster Lebanon’s defense system,” he said, adding that the Israeli army’s annual budget is $17 billion. “The [Lebanese] army is currently ...

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