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Asbat al-Ansar


Center of GravityLebanon
ScopeNational
GoalOverthrow Lebanese government and expel western influences from Lebanon
StatusActive1
StatusSupported by al-Qaeda1
Core membership3001
Alias(es)League of the Followers1, Partisans' League1
Formed1985
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)The group has killed Lebanese religious leaders, bombed nightclubs, theaters, restaurants and liquor stores.
The Lebanese government has had some success in thwarting the group's operations since 2003.
The group's primary base is the Ayn al-Hilwah Palestininan refugee camp near Sidon in southern Lebanon.1

Sources and Notes

1U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.

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