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Car Bomb Kills Accused Qaeda Man in Lebanon Camp

A car bomb exploded inside Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp on Saturday, killing an Egyptian Islamist Israel has accused of leading al Qaeda’s operations in Lebanon, camp security sources said. The sources said the man identified as Abu Mohammad al-Masri, an Afghan war veteran who came to Ain el-Hilweh six years ago and never left, was killed as he left his bean shop to walk to the mosque to pray. The mosque was frequented by members of Osbat al-Ansar, a militant group on Washington’s list of “terrorist” organizations suspected of links to Saudi-born militant Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network. “The dead man was targeted personally,” said Sheikh Jamal Khattab, an Islamist leader in the southern Ain el-Hilweh camp, but he could not say if the man was a member of Osbat al-Ansar. Two other people were also wounded in the blast. Full Story

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