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"Al-Qaeda Lebanon" group says it will will destroy the government

dpa German Press Agency
Published: Sunday November 12, 2006

Beirut- A group identifying itself as "Al-Qaeda Lebanon" issued a statement Sunday threatening "to destroy the corrupt cabinet that takes orders from the US administration." The typewritten statement by the previously unknown group was sent to the Christian Voice of Lebanon radio station

"We have reached Lebanon and we will work on destroying this government and all the other agents. Let them know that we are after them, with God's will," the statement said.

The statement came with the country in political crisis following the resignation of the five Shiite ministers.

All belong to the pro-Syrian Amal and Shiite Hezbollah groups. The government is headed Fouad Seniora, a member of the anti-Syrian majority in the country.

© 2006 dpa German Press Agency