The head of the takfiri network that has been recently discovered in Lebanon is currently residing in the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, reported Voice of Lebanon radio on Saturday.
Jamaa al-Islamiyya official Bassam Hammoud told the radio that Abu Mohammed Toufic Taha is controlling three al-Qaida cells in Lebanon and he works for Majed al-Majed, a Saudi member of the terrorist group.
The first cell under Taha’s control is currently located in the Iqlim al-Kharroub region and it has been planning on poisoning water wells and setting off explosives in al-Mukhtara and al-Jahlieh in order to create inter-Druze strife.
The second cell, found in al-Sarafand in the South, is behind the repeated firing of rockets from southern Lebanon towards Israel, added VDL.
The third cell, found in Lala in the Bekaa valley, was planning on kidnapping foreigners in order to swap them with extremist inmates in Roumieh prison.
It was also planning on blowing up the Jeb Jennine power plant, said the radio.
Hammoud revealed that Taha has even sent some members of his cells in Lebanon to support fundamentalists in Syria.
In December, a rocket was fired from the town of Majdal Selem into the nearby town of Houla in the South, prompting Israel to accuse Hizbullah of being behind the attack.
The party had denied the accusation.
On November 29, a series of rockets were fired from the border area into Israel, forcing a retaliatory strike by the Jewish state.
A Lebanese website initially said an obscure al-Qaida-linked group calling itself the Brigades of Abdullah Azzam claimed responsibility for the November attack in an email message.
But the Brigades later denied the claim, laying the blame instead on a group linked to Hizbullah and Syria.
The Lebanese army had recently uncovered a takfiri network within its ranks, which was planning on carrying out attacks against army barracks and centers.
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