Jordanian Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, on trial for terrorism, said Thursday he supports a string of al-Qaeda-linked bombings against the powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah because it backs the Syrian government.
"I support the bombings in Beirut. The leader of Hezbollah sent fighters to Syria to back the regime. He is responsible for those killed in Lebanon," Abu Qatada told reporters. Since July, 10 blasts have hit Lebanon, six of them involving suicide bombers.