The Nusra Front in Lebanon is a radical extremist group that surfaced during mid-December 2013 and takes its name from the Al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra (JN). The Nusra Front targets areas under Hezbollah control in eastern Lebanon and southern Beirut and is opposed to Hezbollah fighters in Syria supporting the Assad government, as seen in the following media statement (twitter):"As the party of Iran [Hezbollah] continues to carry out crimes against our people in the beloved Aleppo and its insistence on sending more of its fighters into Syria, we had to stop its massacres and respond in kind against its stronghold so that the party can re-evaluate its position."Arrest of Nusra Front LeaderIn February 2014 Sheikh Husam al-Sabbagh, a prominent Salafist figure in Tripoli who is believed to be an Al-Qaeda member, was suspected of being involved in rigging cars and recruiting suicide bombers to carry out attacks in Lebanon. According to a report in The Daily…
Nusra Front -- Lebanon
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