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Opposition rejects Hariri Govt

Posted in counterterrorism with tags , , , on September 8, 2009 by admin

Because he hasn’t agreed it with them:

Lebanon’s opposition groups formally informed the president on Tuesday of their rejection of a proposed government line-up by prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri, raising the possibility that Hariri will step aside.

The billionaire magnate handed President Michel Suleiman his proposal on Monday, a move quickly rejected by the “March 8” opposition alliance, that includes Syria- and Iran– backed Hezbollah, because it had not been agreed by them.

Jihadists Discuss Attacking UN Troops in Lebanon, Syria

Posted in counterterrorism, ideology, terrorist attacks with tags , , , on September 1, 2009 by admin

New jihadist chatter focuses on the vulnerability of United Nations personnel in Syria and Lebanon, as well as Westerners in Saudi Arabia. The online discussion is over whether opening a new jihad front against “Crusaders” in relatively peaceful Muslim countries is advisable at this time. According to a report released Monday by the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR), the communications discussed targeting options regarding the U.N. troops on peacekeeping missions in Syria and Lebanon. The jihadists pointed out that the U.N. personnel move about freely in Syria, in the region of the Golan Heights and the Lebanon-Israel border, and that they are easily identifiable by their uniforms and marked vehicles. The communications also discussed “Crusader” military personnel “spread throughout” Saudi Arabia, probably in reference to foreign contractors.

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Terrorists threaten UN staff.

Syria & Hizbullah are arming Salafi Forces in Lebanon

Posted in funding with tags , , , on August 27, 2009 by admin

The MEMRI Blog – Full Blog Entry

A high-level Lebanese security force is claiming that Syria and Hizbullah are transferring funds and arms to several Salafi parties in the city of Tripoli, in northern Lebanon, and that the Lebanese security apparatuses have raided several weapons storage depots.