Attackers shot dead an 18-year-old Palestinian extremist Wednesday near his home in Lebanon’s largest refugee camp, killing the last son in a family that set up a militant group the United States brands as terrorist. Palestinian officials said two unidentified gunmen fired more than 15 shots at Mohammed Shreidi, an extremist whose late father, Hisham Shreidi, was the founder of the Asbat al-Ansar group. Beirut press reports have linked the group to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network and Washington claims there is a connection. Its members, however, deny any links to al-Qaida. The elder Shreidi was assassinated in Ein el-Hilweh in 1991. Full Story
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