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December 25, 2012 12:33 pm

Syrian Rebel Group Linked to Al-Qaeda Declares Jihad on Hezbollah (VIDEO)

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Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah.

An al-Qaeda linked rebel group operating in Syria has declared Jihad against Hezbollah. Jabhat al-Nusra, which was recently designated a terrorist organization by the United States, declared in a video posted to the web that “all Sunni” warriors should “take up arms against Shiite infidels.”

The announcement comes as Hezbollah continues to voice support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Last week the UN confirmed that Hezbollah had sent fighters to Syria to aid the army as well as Iranian forces fighting rebels.

Jabhat al-Nusra has become known for its brutal and ruthless attacks inside Syria. In October it claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 48 and injured 122 people in Aleppo.

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The group boasts about 7,000 fighters, according to The Economist, and is the only battalion recognized in Syria by al-Qaeda. According to the US, it is an offshoot of the terrorist group’s Iraqi branch.

In a recent interview, the man who claims to head the military wing of Jabhat al-Nusra said “Our first goal is to get rid of Assad. Then we want a state where the Quran is the only source of law. Sharia is the right path for all humanity – all other laws make people unhappy.”

The below video shows members of Jabhat al-Nusra celebrating a recent military victory:

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