Nusra Front: ISIS Planning Attack In Northern Lebanon

The Islamic State terrorist group is planning a major attack against the Lebanese army in the northern city of Tripoli, al-Qaida’s Nusra Front claimed. “According to documented information, ISIS [Islamic State] is preparing for a large operation in Tripoli on the first day of Ramadan against the Lebanese army,” said a Twitter account of an alleged Nusra Front official on Sunday, according to a report in the Lebanese The Daily Star and which was also reported by the local As-Safir newspaper. The official, Aas al-Siraa fi al-Sham, said the attack would be led by Islamic State commander Abu Qatada al-Iraqi, who was dispatched from the group’s stronghold in Raqqa, Syria, and is currently residing in the Sunni stronghold of Tripoli.

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