“Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said the suicide bomber was driving a Grand Cherokee and blew himself up at a gas station.” What a waste of a good Jeep.
The Sunni-Shi’ite jihad was reignited in recent years by the toppling of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and the U.S. establishment there of a Shi’ite client state of Iran. Then the “Arab Spring” uprisings, which were essentially Sunni Islamic supremacists working to impose Sharia upon the Middle East and North Africa, spread the Sunni-Shi’ite jihad to Syria. From there it has now come to Lebanon.
“Car bomb explodes in eastern Lebanon,” from Al Arabiya, February 1:
A suicide bomber driving a vehicle blew himself up in the Lebanese town of Hermel, a Hezbollah stronghold, killing at least five people on Saturday, the interior ministry said.
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said the suicide bomber was driving a Grand Cherokee and blew himself up at a gas station.
Television footage showed a major blaze in the area of the explosion.
The state news agency said the sire of explosion is near a school and a building housing a charity connected to a prominent cleric in the Shiite-dominated town.
The blast was the second explosion in the town of Hermel in less than three weeks.
Sunni militant groups have claimed responsibility for attacks on Shiite parts of Lebanon in retaliation for the Shiite Hezbollah group sending its fighters into Syria’s civil war.