Report: Supporters of IS Emir in Ain el-Hilweh Shift Allegiance to Nusra

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Supporters of the so-called Islamic State Emir in Ain el-Hilweh, Imad Yassine, have shifted their allegiance to the Nusra Front, which rebranded itself as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in July when it split from the al-Qaida movement, As Safir daily reported on Saturday.

Following Yassines' arrest, groups affiliated to the detainee abandoned their homes and a state of “collapse” spread among the ranks of those who supported the Islamic State and Yassine, security sources said.

Military sources likened the scene to a similar situation that took place in the northeastern border town of Arsal when the Lebanese army fatigued the IS militants in the area with heavy shelling, air and land operations that compelled the militants to change allegiance to Nusra.

The same thing is happening today in Ain el-Hilweh, they said.

The army intelligence arrested Yassine on Thursday following close surveillance and followup in Ain el-Hilweh's al-Tawari neighborhood.

Yassine, who is wanted on multiple arrest warrants, had been plotting prior to his arrest to stage several terrorist bombings against army posts, vital and touristic facilities, shopping centers, popular gatherings and residential areas in several Lebanese regions.

He was tasked with his missions by terrorist organizations based outside the country.

It was reported in July that Yassine had received orders from IS foreign operations chief Abu Khaled al-Iraqi to stage major "Iraq-like bombings" across Lebanon.

By long-standing convention, the army does not enter the twelve Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, leaving the Palestinian factions themselves to handle security.

That has created lawless areas in many camps, and Ain el-Hilweh has gained notoriety as a refuge for extremists and fugitives.

But the camp is also home to more than 54,000 registered Palestinian refugees who have been joined in recent years by thousands of Palestinians fleeing the fighting in Syria.

More than 450,000 Palestinians are registered in Lebanon with the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA. Most live in squalid conditions in 12 official refugee camps and face a variety of legal restrictions, including on their employment.

Comments 6
Thumb eagledawn 24 September 2016, 11:32

Al Safil newspaper conducted a poll of IS supporters in the camp. The exit polls based on a 1,500 sample with a _+ 5% margin of error showed that 98.2% of IS supporters shifted allegiance to Nusra. IS supporters were so at ease when interviewed by Al Safil newspaper and confided in Al Safil about their feelings.

Once again Al Safil newspapers is present where the news is, right at the source bringing to you the viewer nothing but the hard plain truth.

Thumb justin 24 September 2016, 11:39

lol lol lol

Thumb blablablablabla 24 September 2016, 11:51

ISIS, Al Nosra, Osbat al Ansar, Moustakbal ... Same stuff, same S....

Thumb Mystic 24 September 2016, 14:36

Rifi the ISIS/Nusra emir, he control both of them.

Thumb blablablablabla 25 September 2016, 09:46

sorry i m not inviting them, they are inviting me

but we do know you are just inviting Ice Norma N to your house in Raqqa every night and day

Thumb justin 24 September 2016, 12:32

خاص بالصور: قتيلان من آل زعيتر وآل نزها إثر إشكال مسلح

وقع إشكال في بلدة النبي عثمان بين شابين من آل زعيتر وآل نزهة تتطور الى إطلاق نار، مما ادى الى وفاتهما، وهما المواطنان فياض محمد فياض زعيتر (والدته ناديا ولد عام 1995 سجل 11) واسعد مصطفى نزها.