Lebanese border area hit by Syrian missiles

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Lebanese Ministry of Information said Friday a town near the border with Syria was hit by three missiles from across the border with no injuries reported.

Lebanon rounds up al-Qaida operatives

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Nearly two dozen militants were charged Monday for their role in bombings in a Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut, a military judge said.

Jihadist suicide bomb campaign turns tables on Hezbollah

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Hezbollah is taking a beating in Lebanon from Sunni jihadists who have turned the tables on the Iranian-backed movement by battering its strongholds with a weapon the Shiite fundamentalists themselves unleashed with deadly effect on their Israeli and U.S. foes in the 1980s -- suicide bombers.

Death toll of blasts near Iranian center in Lebanon rises to 10

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The death toll from suicide car bombings at the Iranian Cultural Center near Beirut, Lebanon, rose to 10 after more human remains were found, an official said.

Lebanon finally gets a government -- but the killing goes on

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Two suicide bombers killed five people in a Hezbollah-controlled district of Beirut Wednesday, graphically underlining how although Lebanon now has a government of "national interest" after 11 months of political gridlock, the country's increasingly becoming a battlefield between Sunni and Shiite militants.

Two car-bomb blasts kill eight near Iranian Cultural Center in Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Two car bombings targeting the Iranian Cultural Center in Beirut killed at least eight people, including the bombers, Wednesday, security officials said.

Iran blames 'Zionist regime' for Beirut bombing

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday there is "no doubt" its rivals in Israel were behind twin bombings near the Iranian Cultural Center in Beirut.

Terror leader, detained in Lebanon, dies of kidney failure

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Majid al-Majid, one of Saudi Arabia's most wanted terrorists, died in custody in Lebanon Saturday after being captured by the army last week, officials say.

DNA tests confirm detainee is man sought in Iranian Embassy bombing

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- DNA tests have confirmed a man arrested in Lebanon is wanted in connection with the bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut last year, an official said Friday.

Lebanese troops arrest militant leader in Iranian Embassy bombing

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The head of an al-Qaida-linked group taking responsibility for November's bombing at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut has been arrested, a Lebanese official said.

Lebanon identifies embassy bombers

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Lebanon security officials say the two suicide bombers outside the Iranian embassy who killed 29 people were Lebanese and Palestinian nationals.

Prosecutor: Bombers who attacked Iranian Embassy stayed in top hotel

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The suicide bombers who carried out a deadly attack on Iran's Embassy in Lebanon stayed at a luxury hotel in Beirut, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Lebanon's speaker says al-Qaida group tried to kill him

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said Wednesday the terrorists behind the attack on the Iranian embassy were the same who tried to kill him last year.

Lebanese official says embassy attackers also tried to kill him

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The speaker of the Lebanese Parliament says suicide bombers who attacked the Iranian Embassy in Beirut are from the same group that threatened to kill him.

Beirut bombings: Will Hezbollah avenge attack on Iranian embassy?

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The suicide bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut Tuesday, in which 23 people were killed, marked a dangerously sharp escalation in the Sunni-Shiite confrontation in Lebanon, a direct consequence of the increasingly sectarian civil war in neighboring Syria.
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Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (1941 – November 24, 1989) (Arabic عبدالله عزام) was a highly influential Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar and theologian, who preached in favor of defensive jihad by Muslims to help the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet invaders. He raised funds, recruited, and organized the international Islamic volunteer effort of Afghan Arabs through the 1980s, and emphasised the political ascension of Islamism.

He is also known as a teacher and mentor of Osama bin Laden, and persuaded bin Laden to come to Afghanistan and help the jihad, though the two differed as to where the next front in global jihad should be after the withdrawal of the Soviets from Afghanistan. He was killed by a bomb blast on November 24, 1989.

Abdullah Yusuf Azzam was born in 1941 in the village of as-Ba'ah al-Hartiyeh (Silat al-Harithiya village), a few kilometers northwest of the city of Jenin, in the Jenin Sanjak (District), then administered as the British Mandate of Palestine.

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