Fighting Erupts at 2nd Lebanese Camp… 9-11 Style Attack Averted
The terrorists in Lebanon were planning on “attacks on a hotel, embassies and tunnels would have caused destruction similar to the 9/11 attacks in the United States.” –Naharnet.
A family flees the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp during clashes between Lebanese soldiers and Islamist militants in south Lebanon June 3, 2007. Islamist militants clashed with the Lebanese army at an entrance to the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon, witnesses said. (REUTERS/Ali Hashisho)
Fighting broke out at a second Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon today.
The Associated Press tries to lay the blame on the Lebanese government:
Lebanon’s army pounded Islamic militants hiding in a bombed-out Palestinian refugee camp Sunday for the third straight day, while fighting erupted outside another camp in the south, stoking fears of widespread violence breaking out in the country.
Fierce fighting has engulfed the outskirts of the Nahr el-Bared camp in northern Lebanon since Friday, when the Lebanese army — using tanks and artillery — launched an offensive to drive the Fatah Islam militants from their positions inside the settlement.
But they have faced strong resistance and the relentless bombardments threaten to anger Palestinians in the country’s other refugee camps, possibly causing violence to spread.
Near the southern city of Sidon, suspected members of the militant Islamic group Jund al-Sham fired a rocket-propelled-grenade at a Lebanese army checkpoint outside a camp Sunday, wounding at least five people, security officials said on customary condition of anonymity.
What the AP is trying to say… Is if you give the terrorists what they want, this violence would just blow over.
…Of course, that means you would become members of a radical Islamic State in Lebanon, but at least, according to the AP, there would be no more violence.
A shell explodes as smoke rises from the Palestinian Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon June 2, 2007. (REUTERS/Jamal Saidi)
Beirut Spring reported on the massive attack the terrorists were planning in Tripoli calling it a “Lebanese 9-11.”
Michael Totten has more on the Al Qaeda forces that have infiltrated Lebanon.
Beirut Stping also quotes Walid Phares calling it the “Syrian-Jihadi Highway” into Lebanon.
Blacksmiths of Lebanon says that Fatah al-Islam fighters were also arrested at the Nahr el Bared camp.
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