Laqqis

Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade

Walton Beacham
8 years ago

The Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade is a Lebanon based Salafist Islamist group that views Hezbollah as representative of Shi’ite supremacy that must be violently opposed. The group made its first appearance during November 2013 when it vowed to retaliate against Hezbollah following clashes between Hezbollah and Sunni supporters over Shi'ite group's control of road-blocks in Baalbek's outskirts. Subsequently, the group posted on its Twitter account, a call to "free Lebanon of Hezbollah" as well as praising the perpetrators of the Iranian embassy bombing in Beirut on 19 November 2013. The group also claimed responsibility for the assassination of Hassan…

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