Hizbullah Targeted with Its Own Tactics by Al-Qaeda-Linked Group

(Times of Israel) Avi Issacharoff - The double suicide bombing that rocked Beirut's Shiite neighborhood, al-Dahiyah, on Wednesday - killing at least six and injuring dozens near an Iranian cultural institute - illustrated Hizbullah's near-helplessness in the face of radical Sunni terrorism. Time and again, Sunni terrorists have succeeded in striking at Hizbullah's most sensitive site, despite unprecedented security arrangements taken by Hizbullah to prevent attacks of this sort. Hizbullah was among the first militant groups to introduce suicide bombing to the Middle East, and now it finds itself the target of an ongoing wave of suicide attacks. On Tuesday, Lebanese media reported that 27 Hizbullah fighters were killed in an ambush near the Lebanon-Syria border. After Wednesday's suicide bombings, rockets exploded in a Shiite village in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

2014-02-21 00:00:00

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