Skip to comments.European terror attack feared as al-Qaida fighters disappear from base in Lebanon
Posted on 01/13/2011 9:58:36 AM PST by La Lydia
Intelligence services throughout the Middle East and Europe are scrambling to track down more than two dozen fighters linked to al-Qaida who have recently left their base in southern Lebanon. The missing men are thought to have gone to Europe by a newly established route through Syria, Turkey and the Balkans, and multiple intelligence sources in Lebanon warn that the group appears to be operational and could be planning attacks in Europe in the holiday season.
"Yes, they have left the camp," confirmed Munir al-Maqda, a senior Palestine Liberation Organisation official in the Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp, where the fighters had been hiding for the past few years. Because the Lebanese army is not allowed to enter the country's 13 Palestinian refugee camps, militants have long sought refuge inside them.Two Lebanese intelligence service officials...said Lebanon was co-operating with European intelligence organisations to track down the militants, who are described as "extremely dangerous".
The militants, who based themselves in an area on the outskirts of the Ain el-Hilweh camp Lebanon's largest and most densely populated refugee centre, with more than 50,000 people living within one square mile had been a disparate group of freelance fighters and jihadists thought to have carried out a series of attacks in Lebanon over the last five years that targeted the Lebanese army, Christian districts and UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon....
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Is there any particular reason we don’t think they are driving cabs in Washington right now?
“European terror attack feared as al-Qaida fighters disappear from base in Lebanon”
european terror attack feard as lebanon disappears from the maps of the world.
Sounds like more fruits of our glorious victory in Kosovo, doesn't it?
Of course. This is the reason it was so important to them.