Members of Lebanon’s Sunni sect should avoid areas where Hezbollah has a presence or enjoys support, the Nusra Front in Lebanon, a group of radical Syrian rebels that has claimed responsibility for bombings in the country, warned Friday.


“The Nusra Front in Lebanon announces that all the strongholds, headquarters and military and security bases of Iran’s party [Hezbollah] are targets, regardless of their locations,” said a statement posted on the group’s Twitter account.


“ Hezbollah deliberately spreads in populated areas to protect itself from the blows of jihadists and as we are keen on preserving the blood of our Sunni people in Lebanon … we call on Sunnis in Lebanon in general not to approach or reside in [Hezbollah] areas or come near [the party’s] headquarters and gathering places,” it said. [DailyStar]