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      Archive: 1/17/2014

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        1/17/2014, Shevat 16, 5774

      Syrian Jihadist Group Claims Lebanon Bombing

      A Lebanese branch of an Al-Qaeda affiliated Syrian rebel group has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s car bomb explosion in the town of Hermel, reports the Daily Star.

      The explosion killed four people and wounded 43. Hermel has a primarily Shiite Muslim population, and is in the Bekaa region, where the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah terrorist group is highly influential.