Al Qaida's North African branch
blamed Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim militant group Hezbollah for twin
bombs that hit the northern city of Tripoli on Friday and
threatened retribution, a U.S.-based intelligence monitoring
website reported on Saturday.
Although al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, is not
operational in Lebanon, its statement shows a growing regional
hatred against Hezbollah by radical Sunni Muslim groups and a
wider, deepening sectarian divide in the Middle East.
AQIM said in tweets it knew "with certainty" that the
Iranian-backed Hezbollah was responsible for the attack that
killed more than 42 people in Tripoli.