In an interview for the Bulgarian daily "24 Hours," Sheikh Abu Sharif, the spokesman of Asbat al-Ansar, has threatened the Bulgarian government to pull out its troops from Afghanistan before it is too late.
The warning from Asbat al-Ansar came after the Bulgarian Minister of Defense, Anyu Angelov, announced that there are plans to dispatch a 700-strong combat unit to boost its troops in Afghanistan as of 2013.
- the League of Partisans or Band of Helpers - was formed in 1985.
Other security officials identified the group that was planning the reported attacks as Asbat al-Ansar
, which is on a list of terrorist organisations issued by US President George Bush after the September 11 attacks.
Sources have reported that former members of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, Fatah al-Islam and Jund al-Sham -- as well as some former members of Asbat al-Ansar
and the Islamist Jihad Movement -- have regrouped into five factions, each comprised of five to 25 members.
One of the officials identified the group that had planned the reported attacks as Asbat al-Ansar
, which is on a list of terrorist organisations linked to bin Laden.
Following the clashes on the outskirts of the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, Assir said he was planning to establish a military wing, but backed down after speaking with Islamist groups Jamaa al-Islamiya and Asbat al-Ansar
Asbat Al-Ansar said the US would find no holdings of its group to seize.
Asbat al-Ansar, or Partisans' League, also said it had no organisational affiliations with Osama bin Laden.
A gun battle broke out on February 15 between members of the Fatah faction and Asbat al-Ansar Islamist militants at the notorious camp.
Meetings were held throughout last week between Lebanese and Palestinian authorities to discuss the matter and the Palestinian Follow-up Committee worked on resolving problems between Fatah and Asbat al-Ansar in a bid to calm fears.