Was this an attack on Beirut?
Beirut is capital of Lebanon which has total population of around 1.5 million. Lebanon is ruled by an alliance which primarily consist of a political outfit Hezbollah which literally means ‘Party of Allah‘.
Hezbollah is a Shia Islamist political party and militant group based in Lebanon. Hezbollah’s paramilitary wing is the Jihad Council, and its political wing is the Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc party in the Lebanese parliament. Throughout the 1980s Hezbollah engaged in increasingly sophisticated attacks against Israel and fought in Lebanon’s civil war (1975–90). During that time, Hezbollah allegedly engaged in terrorist attacks including kidnappings and car bombings, directed predominantly against Westerners. In 2009, while continuing to call for resistance to Israel as well as support for Iran, its changed the manifesto dropping calls for the establishment of an Islamic republic in Lebanon and joined the political process.