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Mossad Document Says Armed Group Plotting to Assassinate Ibrahim

An armed group affiliated with the Qaida-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades is plotting to target a high-ranking security figure reportedly General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, media reports said on Friday.

Julie Abou Araj, an Israeli reporter, obtained the information from Israeli Mossad document, An Nahar newspaper reported.

Abou Araj, who is of Lebanese origins and holds the Israeli citizenship since 2000, said in a report that the Mossad received the information through its agents who are operating in Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon.

The agents intercepted phone conversations between a terror group in the refugee camp that indicates a huge assassination bid is being plotted.

The newspaper said that a booby-trapped car was being prepared inside the Ain el-Hilweh camp by Chechen experts to be delivered to a Palestinian delegation that holds routine meetings with Ibrahim, without its knowledge.

The journalist said that Abdullah Azzam Brigades is seeking to assassinate Ibrahim since the Abra clashes between Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir and the army in June 2013.

The 45-year-old cleric who supports the overwhelmingly Sunni rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, is nowhere to be found along with pop idol Fadel Shaker.

The attack and the fierce clashes left around 18 soldiers and more than 20 gunmen dead.

An official at the General Security Directorate told An Nahar newspaper that the agency is following up the reports after receiving similar information.

On Friday, a bombing rocked the Dahr al-Baydar crossing in the eastern Bekaa region shortly before General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim had crossed the area.

H.K.

M.T.


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