A day of mourning is underway across Lebanon, after one of the worst attacks on civilians since the end of the country’s civil war. Lebanon mourns
A day of mourning is underway across Lebanon, after one of the worst attacks on civilians since the end of the country’s civil war.
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 13, 2015
At least 43 people died on Thursday when bombers from the self-identified Islamic State targeted a busy street in a southern suburb of Beirut.
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) November 12, 2015
Investigators are combing the debris for evidence.
— Sara Hussein (@sarahussein) November 12, 2015
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 13, 2015
This is a Hezbollah neighbourhood. Hussein al-Khalil, a spokesman for the armed group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah*, says the fight against terrorism will continue.
— NOW English (@NOW_eng) November 12, 2015
“What happened here confirms that we are on the right path. This battle against terrorism will continue. This is not a short battle but a long war between the people of Lebanon and the forces of terrorism.”
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 12, 2015
Iran-backed Hezbollah supports President Bashar al-Assad in his fight against IS in Syria.
The Lebanese government has held an emergency meeting, as analysts repeat their concerns that Syria’s civil war is becoming a regional conflict.
The UN, US and France have condemned Thursday’s attack.
— UN Spokesperson (@UN_Spokesperson) November 12, 2015
Hezbollah’s political opponents in Lebanon have also condemned the atrocity. Sunni politician Saad al-Hariri, who leads the Future Movement, described the perpetrators as “cowardly and unjustified.”
Hariri condemns the terrorist attacks in Burj al-Barajneh
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri condemned in his… https://t.co/o1hCSgzMc9
— Mohamed Fawaz (@MohamedmFawaz) November 12, 2015