“Hezbollah’s fighters have been supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a war against mostly Sunni Muslim rebels.” And so the Sunnis have struck back, and the Shi’ites will strike them again to repay them for that strike, and so on and on in an endless cycle of revenge.
“Suicide bomber hits Hezbollah in Lebanon,” AFP, September 21, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
BEIRUT — A suicide bomber killed a number of people Saturday at a Hezbollah checkpoint near Lebanon’s border with Syria Saturday, hours after news that the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda had executed a Lebanese soldier.
Lebanon has long been on edge over the three-and-a-half-year civil war in Syria. Violence frequently spills over into the country and troops have been battling jihadists in eastern Lebanon sporadically since August.
Hezbollah’s fighters have been supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a war against mostly Sunni Muslim rebels.
A security official in the Lebanese city of Baalbek said Saturday a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Hezbollah checkpoint in the Khraybeh area in the Bekaa Valley.
“The Hezbollah fighters at the checkpoint were all killed” and a number more nearby were wounded, he added, without saying how many there were in total.
Lebanon’s National News Agency said three people had been killed at the checkpoint, without specifying that they were fighters.
Earlier, the government announced that a soldier had been executed by Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of al-Qaeda.
The soldier “was killed by terrorist groups who threatened to kill other hero soldiers in captivity,” Defense Minister Samir Moqbel said after meeting security officials.
One of Al-Nusra’s Twitter accounts announced that the group had killed the soldier it was holding hostage….