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Lebanon Identifies Second Iran Embassy Bomber

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November 23, 2013 AT 5:29 AM
a security source said Lebanese authorities have identified the second suicide bomber who attacked the Iranian embassy in Beirut this week as a Palestinian man with ties to fugitive Lebanese Islamist cleric Ahmed al-Assir, known for fiery sectarian and anti-Iranian rhetoric. Assir's militant supporters fought a two-day battle with the Lebanese army in June after barricading themselves in a mosque in the southern port city of Sidon.