File photo of Hezbollah MP Ali Fayyad (The Daily star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Hezbollah MP Ali Fayyad Sunday said confronting jihadist groups needed to be set as a priority for the next government and held responsible takfiri groups, and those justifying their acts, for the deadly weekend suicide bombing in the northeast of Lebanon.The Lebanon branch of the Nusra Front, a radical Syrian rebel group, claimed responsibility for it.Fayyad blamed jihadist groups for the attack and other bombings in the country."Those who launch direct or indirect stances accusing the Lebanese Army and its Intelligence [branch], slow it down or pressure it at the moral, personal or sectarian levels when it is confronting them [terrorists] are partners in every terrorist act of killing of our people and Lebanese society," he said.He also warned that Muslim sects in Lebanon faced the same threat from jihadist groups. Lebanon has seen a spate of car bombings linked to the crisis in neighboring Syria. Jihadist groups such as the Nusra Front in Lebanon have claimed responsibility for the attacks, vowing similar actions until Hezbollah ends its military campaign in Syria.
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