March 09, 2007

Report: Al-Qaeda in South Lebanon

From Report: Al-Qaeda in South Lebanon:

Al-Qaeda has begun to infiltrate fighters into parts of southern Lebanon "with the discreet approval of Iran and Syria," a well-informed Arab politician has said. One major concern is that UNIFIL troops could become targets of al-Qaeda should either Syria or Iran ever wish to pressure France or Italy or any other contributing nation. France fears its contingent in southern Lebanon could become the target of attacks as a result of Paris' support for the Lebanese government and the international community to have an international tribunal examine the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Hariri.