Abdullah Azzam Brigades Say Hassan Laqqis Died in Iran Embassy Blast


A group loyal to al-Qaida has said the top Hizbullah official reportedly killed earlier this month had actually died in Beirut blasts in November that targeted the Iranian embassy.

In an online recording, an Abdullah Azzam brigades leader also warned the group would stage new operations against Hizbullah in Lebanon, in revenge for the party's support for Syria's President Bashar Assad.

"We announce to the Sunnis in the Levant and in general, and in Lebanon in particular, that Hizbullah military commander Hassan Hollo al-Laqqis was not assassinated by the Jews (Israel)... God himself killed him, through the two martyrs in their attack on the Iranian embassy," Sheikh Sirajeddin Zureikat said.

The recording was posted on the radical cleric's YouTube account late on Thursday and redistributed on jihadist forums.

He was referring to a twin suicide attack on November 19 that targeted the Iranian embassy in the southern suburbs of Beirut, a stronghold of Hizbullah.

On December 4, Hizbullah said Laqqis was killed near Beirut. The party blamed Israel for the assassination.

The online video does not show Zureikat's face. Instead, it shows the pictures of the two men who carried out the suicide attacks that killed 25 people.

Beneath their pictures, in which they are shown wearing military gear, runs a caption reading: "The martyr Abu Oweiss al-Sidawi (Moein Abu Dahr) God welcome him."

A second caption reads: "The martyr Abu Sufyan al-Shami (Adnan al-Mohammad) God welcome him."

Immediately after the attack on the Iranian embassy, the Abdullah Azzam brigades had claimed responsibility for the blasts.

In the latest recording, Zureikat meanwhile said the attacks were in revenge for "Iran's crimes" in Syria against Sunnis, as well as for Hizbullah's "crimes".

The Abdallah Azzam brigades leader meanwhile warned of new attacks against Hizbullah in the country.

"Our operations will come to an end in Lebanon only if two conditions are fulfilled: first, Hizbullah must withdraw its troops from Syria... and secondly Sunni youths must be freed from Lebanon's oppressive jails," Zureikat said.

Dozens of Sunni fighters are being held in jails since the 2007 battle in Nahr al-Bared, northern Lebanon, that pitted the army against radical Islamists.

Others have also since been arrested in the southern city of Sidon, where a June battle pitted the army against Islamists that killed 18 troops.

Referring to al-Qaida's chief, Zureikat meanwhile said: "We emphasize that we do not target Shiite civilians, in keeping with orders from... Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri... and that our target is Iran's Hizbullah and its allies in the battle against our Sunni brothers in Lebanon and Syria."

Comments 12
Thumb ice-man 27 December 2013, 17:11


Thumb FlameCatcher 27 December 2013, 17:19

It's funny how stupid you can be. The same al-Qaeda who attacked the twin towers filled with jews :) ?

In any case, since you got involved in Syria, anything they do to fight back in Lebanon, any drop of blood will be on your hands !

Not only are you a terrorist group, you're a terrorist magnet ! Thank you for destroying Lebanon !

Thumb _mowaten_ 27 December 2013, 19:44

"God himself killed him" lol those whackos are really losing it.

Thumb _mowaten_ 27 December 2013, 19:45

FC: the twin towers just "happened" to be empty of any jews that day. check the victims list. just saying.

Thumb FlameCatcher 27 December 2013, 20:23

Yes and Hassan Nasrallah just "happened" to have "evidence" implicating Israel in Hariri's murder yet has failed to produce it ...

Just saying ...

Missing coolmec 27 December 2013, 17:31

I second that...lol really

Default-user-icon Marco (Guest) 27 December 2013, 17:57

Flamebin you are a retard and i am being generous when i say that to you! So now the twin towers were filled with jews? Every reasonable person knows it was never al qaeda and it was only saudis along with bush.

Now as far as i am not with hezbullah with whatever they r doing in syria, try to read the SECOND condition they mentioned. They want all the nasty work of human being released from jails. So now it started to show, it is not going to stop with hezbullah getting out of syria. Or was that even the reason at all?

I fear the worst. This is only a pretext to their bigger plans for lebanon and i think come the day hezbullah leave syria, they would come with new conditions to leave lebanon alone!

Thumb geha 27 December 2013, 20:44

if this guy was killed the way hizbushaitan described it, i.e. execution type with a few bullets in the head, this would mean the person who executed him knew him, thus an inside job.
otherwise this story makes also some sense.

Thumb shab 27 December 2013, 23:01

Filthy militia. Really nothing more to say.

Missing roxtox 28 December 2013, 07:33

Oh lord, the only reason I am posting to this is to those people that continuously believe the conspiracy theory that no Jews were killed in the wtc bombings... It was reported that at least 10% of the people killed in the wtc were Jewish, and one Israeli citizen was one of the victims. So yeah I don't think the Jews were in on it.

Now as to extremism in Lebanon, yes thanks HA for giving them a reason to blow up the places that you guys don't.

Thumb thepatriot 28 December 2013, 11:09


Thumb thepatriot 28 December 2013, 11:10

mooomooowateh u should read that... :)