Tuesday, November 29, 2011

LA Times: Abdullah Azzam Brigades Fired The Rockets Into Israel

Yesterday I posted about the rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel--and that there was a report that Israel ruled out Hezbollah on the one hand and the assumption by CBS that Syria was behind it.

Now, the LA Times is claiming that a different terrorist group fired the rockets into Israel:

On Tuesday afternoon local time, Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a militant group believed to be affiliated with Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack. The same group fired rockets against Israel from southern Lebanon in 2009.
Terrorism-info.org describes Abdullah Azzam Brigades as
an organization affiliated with global jihad and Al-Qaeda. The organization is headed by Saleh al-Qar'awi, a Saudi national who fought US forces in Fallujah, Iraq, where he became acquainted with Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi (who headed the Al-Qaeda branch in Iraq until he was killed in a US air strike on June 8, 2006). Senior Abdullah Azzam Brigades operative Nijm al-Bardawi noted that the organization has several networks (“battalions”) deployed in various locations. According to Al-Bardawi, each network is named after an Al-Qaeda operative. One of the networks is called Ziad al-Jarrah, and it operates out of refugee camps in Lebanon (www.ceifit.com).5 Another network operates in the Arabian Peninsula and is named after Yusuf al-Ayiri.
Of course, this is no guarantee that the group was actually behind this, but they do have a record of terrorist attacks in the past, including a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

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