A Civil Defense member walks at the site of an explosion near the Iranian cultural center in the southern suburbs of Beirut February 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades called on Tripoli residents to attack Hezbollah rather than the Lebanese Army, saying the latter was merely a tool in the hands of the group.Zureiqat was referring to recent attacks against Lebanese Army soldiers in the northern city of Tripoli.Like other jihadist groups, Abdullah Azzam justifies its attacks in Lebanon by pointing to Hezbollah's intervention in the Syrian war on the side of government forces.Zureiqat, who has a warrant out against him, warned Tripoli residents against a battle with the Lebanese Army, saying such a conflict would only benefit Hezbollah.
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