U.S. intelligence analysts believe members of Osama bin Laden’s al Qaida network are teaming up with Hezbollah terrorists from Lebanon, The Washington Post reported this week. The new alliance could enable a battered al Qaida to regroup and plan new attacks, while allowing Hezbollah to extend its reach beyond the Mideast, intelligence experts said. “Hezbollah is the A-team of terrorism,” said Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.). The two groups used to be rivals—Hezbollah members are Shiite Muslims, while most al Qaida members belong to the Sunni sect. Since the war on terrorism started, they have put aside their differences to fight their common enemies, Israel and the U.S., the Post reported.
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