THE HUMAN COST OF ‘COUNTERTERRORISM'
Lebanon was one of the countries where the backlash of the 2005 Prophet Mohamed cartoons was particularly strong. Protests turned violent and on February 5, 2006, the Danish embassy in Beirut was set on fire. This incident put Lebanon on the Danish intelligence radar.
In the mid-2000s Lebanon was also waging its own "war on terror". In May 2007, the Lebanese army launched an attack against an armed group calling itself Fatah Al Islam, which had taken control of the Palestinian refugee camp Nahr Al Bared. It was during this conflict that Ali's brother Saddam was killed.