Bombs Strike Iranian Embassy In BeirutPlay
An al-Qaida-linked group is claiming responsibility for a pair of suicide bombs that killed more than 20 people outside the Iranian embassy in Lebanon today.
The bombs targeted the predominantly Shiite area in southern Beirut, a stronghold of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, the Shiite group that is sending soldiers to fight alongside President Assad's forces in neighboring Syria.
- Thanassis Cambanis, Beirut-based journalist and a fellow at The Century Foundation. He is author of "A Privilege to Die," about Hezbollah. He tweets @tcambanis.
This segment aired on November 19, 2013.