Al-Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Rocket Attack in Israel


Eli Ashkenazi, Jack Khoury and Amos Harel
Haaretz.com
November 29, 2011

Editor’s note: The late Abdullah Azzam, who was replaced by Osama bin Laden, was enlisted by the CIA to unite fractious Afghan rebel groups in the 1980s.

The Sheikh Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a militant group affiliated with Al-Qaida on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the four Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon at Israel overnight.

The small organization, whose members live mostly in hideouts in Palestinian refugee camps across southern Lebanon, has claimed responsibility for past rocket attack on Israel, as well.

The group does not have a large weapons cache and most of its members have been trained on outdated arms, some left over from the 1980s Lebanon civil war.

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