The Lebanon Blast

We all seen much of the French deaths due to ISIS.

At least 43 people were killed and more than 240 wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State in a crowded residential district in Beirut’s southern suburbs

The attack, which happened shortly after sundown Thursday in a congested neighborhood, bore the hallmarks of those previously carried out in Shiite areas of Lebanon by Sunni militants linked to al Qaeda and other extremist groups.

Thursday’s bombings in Beirut began when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a busy commercial street in the neighborhood of Bourj al-Barajneh at about 6 p.m. local time, according to a Lebanese army statement.

Minutes later another suicide bomber struck nearby, the army’s statement said, adding that the body of a third suicide bomber whose explosives vest hadn’t detonated was found in the same area.

The statement alleged to be from Islamic State said that the first blast was the result of an explosives-laden motorcycle parked in the area and that only one suicide bomber was involved.
This was the first time Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in Lebanon. By the weekend, local authorities said they had arrested seven Syrians and two locals. They also said the carnage could have been far worse: Five suicide bombers apparently targeted a hospital but could not gain entrance.

If not for the heroic actions of one man, the death toll would have been much higher. And now, days later, his heroism is being recognized.

Adel Termos was walking in an open-air market with his daughter, according to reports, when the first suicide bomber detonated his explosives. Amid the instant chaos, Termos spotted the second bomber preparing to blow himself up, and made the quick decision to tackle him to the ground. The bomb went off, killing Termos, but saving countless others, including his daughter’s.

“In a way, Adel Termos broke human nature of self-preservation. His heroism transcended his own life to save others,” Fares told The Washington Post in an e-mail Monday. “To make that kind of decision in a split second, to decide that you’d rather save hundreds than to go back home to your family, to decide that the collective lives of those around you are more important than your own is something that I think no one will ever understand.”

 

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