A Lebanese Sunni Muslim organization assumed responsibility for the assassination of senior Hezbollah leader Hassan Hawlo al-Lakiss in Beirut. The "Free People of Sunnah Brigade" made the claim in its online Twitter account. Hezbollah is the Shiite Muslim terrorist organization that have several elected officials in the Lebanese parliament. The group is also responsible for numerous deadly terrorist actions against both Lebanese and Israeli civilians in addition to engaging in the Second Lebanon War against Israel. Some speculated that Israelis were behind Wednesday's assassination.