PROFILE of the “ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES”
the Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group responsible for the suicide attack at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut
The Abdullah Azzam Brigades
An organization affiliated with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (which claimed responsibility for the Pearl Continental hotel bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan), Al-Qaeda and the global jihad, is likely responsible for the terrorist attack on a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The organization, which began operating in 2009, has an active network in Lebanon.
On the night of July 27-28, 2010, an explosion took place in the stern of the Japanese oil tanker M. Star when it was anchored in the Strait of Hormuz. It appears that the explosion was caused by a boat laden with explosives and piloted by a suicide bomber. The boat came alongside the oil tanker and blew up. The tanker, which was en route to Japan’s Port of…
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