Zawahiri threatens UNIFIL, Lebanon under the scope of Al Qaeda

The number 2 Al Qaeda leader, Ayman Al Zawahiri said on Tuesday that Lebanon will play a pivotal role in the Islamic fight against "the Crusaders and the Jews."

He was reffering to the UNIFIL forces who have been in Lebanon since the end of the war between Hizbollah and Israel in August 2006.

With Lebanon postponing the presidential election for the 19th time on Tuesday and with the killing of two phalangists ( or the Kataeb Party, a Christian party lead by the Gemayel family) over the weekend, Lebanese people are stuck in a dangerous limbo with no end in sight.

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About Yasmina Hatem

Yasmina Hatem was born in Beirut, Lebanon where she spent most of her life. She started writing for a French weekly newspaper for teenagers when she was 15 years old and has been active in journalism ever since. She attended Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and obtained her Masters of Science in May 2007. She currently lives in New York City and works for Al Arabiya News Channel at the United Nations.

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