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2008-09-29 06:00:10

Text of report in English by Lebanese Hezbollah Al-Manar TV website on 29 September [Unattributed report: "Five Killed, Dozens Injured in Lebanon Army Bus Blast"] Preliminary reports said that at least five people were killed on Monday in a blast targeting a military bus on the outskirts of the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli. "We have at least six people killed, three of them soldiers," A security official said. "We have about 30 other people injured." He said the bomb went off...

2008-08-15 09:00:25

By ROBERT FISK Bomb attack in Tripoli has exposed the brutal infighting in the country's second city Abdullah got it about right. Picking his fingernails in the ticket office of the local bus station, he lowered his eyes. He had seen everything; the severed arms and legs of Lebanese soldiers, the still uniformed but headless infantryman slumped out of the window of the minibus round the corner, and the bodies of all the little people who die when bombs go off here: the old man who sold...

2008-08-14 09:00:23

By ROBERT F WORTH By Robert F. Worth The New York Times TRIPOLI, Lebanon A bomb hidden in a briefcase tore through a bus packed with Lebanese army soldiers on their way to work Wednesday morning, killing 18 people, including nine soldiers, and wounding more than 40 people. The bombing overshadowed news from Damascus that Syria and Lebanon would establish diplomatic relations for the first time since each country achieved independence from France in the 1940s. The announcement, at...

2008-08-14 09:00:23

By Robert F. Worth and Tom Rachman A bomb hidden in a briefcase exploded on a bus in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 30 others, the Lebanese Army said. Lebanon has suffered a wave of bombings in recent years, including the 2005 killing of the former prime minister, Rafik Hariri, which led to political upheaval in the country. However, the attack Wednesday was the first large-scale bombing in months....

2006-02-02 07:12:55

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a Lebanese army barracks in Beirut early on Thursday, shortly after a purported threat by al Qaeda to attack security installations in Lebanon. Security sources said the night blast slightly wounded a soldier, wrecked a car and blew out windows in nearby buildings. They said a local newspaper had received a telephone call from someone claiming to speak on behalf of al Qaeda and declaring that a security target would be bombed in...

2006-01-13 06:55:24

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon charged 13 suspected al Qaeda members on Friday with planning to launch terrorist attacks, military prosecutor Ahmed Awidat said. The charges also include possession of weapons and forging documents, Awidat said. He did not give further details, but said the suspects would appear before a military magistrate for questioning at a later date. Security sources said earlier on Friday that Lebanese security forces had arrested the suspects -- seven Syrians,...

2006-01-13 03:42:12

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese security forces have arrested 13 suspected members of al Qaeda on charges of weapons possession, security and judiciary sources said on Friday. They said investigations were underway to determine whether the suspects -- seven Syrians, three Lebanese, one Saudi, one Jordanian with Lebanese nationality and one Palestinian -- had carried out or were planning to launch attacks. The arrests are believed to have taken place some two weeks ago, the sources said....

2005-12-04 14:59:13

By Inal Ersan DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Six people including two militants were wounded in a clash involving Syrian security forces in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, the state news agency reported. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) also said two militants were killed and another was wounded in another clash last week. It said the clash and an arms find were not announced then for security reasons. SANA said the latest "clash took place while security officials were pursuing the...

2005-09-26 07:41:55

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court sentenced the alleged leader of al Qaeda in Spain to 27 years in prison on Monday, finding he conspired with the September 11 plotters but cleared him of murder in connection with the attacks. Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas was among 24 people accused of al Qaeda membership in Europe's biggest trial of suspected Islamist militants. Three of the defendants were also accused of a role in the September 11 attacks on U.S. cities.


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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