- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 6, 2013

A jihadist leader in Jordan has called for an attack on Shi’ite Hezbollah, predicting a final showdown between Sunni Islamists and the Lebanese group in the near future, according to a report in the Arab daily Al-Hayat.

Muhammad Shalabi said that the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front is heading to all of the areas where Hezbollah fighters are stationed, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

“It is a duty to carry out jihad against all of the aggressors,” he said. “We call openly to fight this party,” he said, urging the Sunnis in Lebanon and Syria to target Hezbollah’s positions, the Jerusalem Post reported.

This is the first time that Shalabi has explicitly called for attacking Hezbollah, according to the report.

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