February 14, 2014
Heartbreak! al-Qeada Plot to Assassinate Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah Foiled
A few days ago, sources with links to takfiri groups operating in the Qalamoun region in Syria leaked information that major operations are being planned against Hezbollah in the coming few days. Security agencies circulated information about a plot involving suicide bombers and members of al-Qaeda that was meant to target Dahiyeh - Beirutís southern suburb - in the coming three days. The plotís climactic event was meant to take place during the speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah Sunday afternoon to commemorate the anniversary of the martyred leaders of the Islamic resistance.Had this plot succeeded who knows how many Hezbollah and al-Qaeda could have died in the subsequent violence.
Although the security agencies pursuing these groups were already on high alert last week, sensitive information about the imminence of the plotís execution prompted strict monitoring operations which allowed them to determine that the whereabouts of Naim Abbas, a leading figure in the operation, was in Tariq al-Jdideh on a street that connects the neighborhood to the Corniche al-Mazraa area. In a morning raid that took place at 6:30 am, Abbas was found with another person, a Lebanese national, who confessed during investigations that he is a suicide bomber receiving instructions from Abbas to set off a car bomb in Dahiyeh yesterday.
You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men. Maybe it will work out better next time.