The Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade is a Lebanon based Salafist Islamist group that views Hezbollah as representative of Shi’ite supremacy that must be violently opposed. The group made its first appearance during November 2013 when it vowed to retaliate against Hezbollah following clashes between Hezbollah and Sunni supporters over Shi'ite group's control of road-blocks in Baalbek's outskirts. Subsequently, the group posted on its Twitter account, a call to "free Lebanon of Hezbollah" as well as praising the perpetrators of the Iranian embassy bombing in Beirut on 19 November 2013. The group also claimed responsibility for the assassination of Hassan al-Laqis, a senior Hezbollah operative, on 4 December 2013. The group referred to the killing as revenge for abuses on Sunnis in Baalbek. The Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade has no known associations with Lebanese or Syrian group.The Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade pledges to continue with attacks against the Lebanese army until it…
Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade
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