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Two suicide bombings outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut killed at least 25 people, including the embassy's cultural attache and its head of security, and injured over 150 more. The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an al Qaeda-linked group based in Lebanon, claimed the attack and warned of further attacks if its prisoners are not released from Lebanese jails and Iranian forces are not withdrawn from Syria.
In a rare public appearance, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned in Beirut that the failure to reach an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program would result in "war in the region." A prosecutor denied defendant Ali Eid's request to drop charges of aiding a car bombing suspect. Recent sectarian tensions in Tripoli have led to clashes, shootings, and a ban on motorcycles and scooters in the city. Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya complained to authorities about the activities of Hezbollah's Resistance Brigades in Sidon.
A judge charged Ali Eid, the leader of the pro-Assad Arab Democratic Party, along with another party member, for helping a suspect wanted for the deadly Aug. 23 car bombings in Tripoli to escape into Syria. The judge also charged two other men, a Syrian and a Lebanese, in the case. Some of the 11 suspects charged so far allegedly have links to the ADP party and to Syrian Army intelligence.
Security forces killed two Syrian nationals, one of whom was wearing an explosive belt, in a shootout in Western Bekaa. Two other Syrians were wounded in the clash, which occurred when troops intercepted a van with Syrian plates that was carrying explosives. Six people have died in four days of clashes in Tripoli between supporters and opponents of the Assad regime. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham released video of ISIS fighters firing rockets at Hezbollah camps in the Bekaa valley.
Two kidnapped Turkish pilots were turned over to Lebanese authorities for return home, in a three-way prisoner exchange negotiated by Turkey, Qatar, and the Assad regime, which released "dozens" of female Syrian prisoners as part of the deal. Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped by Syrian rebels in May 2012 were also released. Gunmen seriously wounded Hussein Yaakoub, a wanted Palestinian who is a member of Fatah al-Islam, in an attack at the Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp in Sidon.
Two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Lebanon by the Zuwwar al-Imam Ali al-Reda appeared on a video; they are reportedly being held in exchange for nine Lebanese Shiite pilgrims held captive by rebels in Aleppo, Syria since May 2012. Charges were filed against seven suspects in the Aug. 23 bombings in Tripoli that killed 47 people; four suspects remain at large. Army experts dismantled a powerful car bomb found in the Beirut suburb of Maamoura.