Report: Al Qaeda cell planned to kill Nasrallah
A member of al-Qaida-affiliated group has admitted to planning to assassinate Hizbullah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the Lebanese newspaper A-Safir reported on Thursday. The Beirut-based newspaper said this member held a Libyan passport. When his house was raided, Lebanese security forces found a large quantity of cyanide, the report added.
The admission came following the arrest of three members of a "fundamentalist" cell last summer. According to the report, the members also admitted to having fired Katyusha rockets from Lebanon into Israel between 2004 and 2007 in a bid to spark tension between the Jewish state and Hizbullah.