Lebanese Islamic Resistance Front (LIRF)

organization

Overview

  • Defunct Lebanese Islamist group

The Lebanese Islamic Resistance Front (Jabhat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya al-Lubnaniya) is a now-defunct Lebanese Islamist organization that once consisted of almost 500 members. A militia made up of an alliance of Sunni Muslims and Palestinian guerrillas, it claimed responsibility for the 1982-83 attacks against Israeli troops inside West Beirut. The group was founded by Sheikh ‘Abd al-Hafiz Qassim in the wake of Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon.

The Lebanese Islamic Resistance Front disbanded after the PLO’s eviction from Lebanon in 1983.

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