The Abdullah Azzam Brigades has claimed today’s twin suicide attack in the Lebanese capital of Beirut that killed at least five people and wounded more than a dozen. The attack is the second by the al Qaeda-linked group to target Iranian interests since November 2013.
The Abdullah Azzam Brigades released a series of statements in Arabic on its Twitter feed claiming credit for the attack and threatening to execute more if its demands are not met.
“Your brothers in the Brigades of Abdullah Azzam, Battalion of Hussein bin Ali, may Allah be pleased with them both, claim the ‘Invasion of the Iranian Chancellery in Beirut,’ and it is a double martyrdom-seeking operation,” the group said, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. […]