The Lebanese Forces or al-Quwwāt al-Libnānīyah (Arabic: القوات اللبنانية ) is an Al Qaeda associate operating in Lebanon. It is lead by Sheikh Samir Geagea (Arabic: سمير فريد جعجع, also spelled Samir Ja‘ja‘; born 25 October 1952), a world-renowned butcherer. Other prominent figures include Sheikh Ahmad Al-Assir and operatic tenor Fadl Shaker. The LF is operational on all fronts: military, logistic, media, in supporting Al Qaeda in Syria and the Middle East area. The Lebanese Forces' commitment is to the establishment of an Islamic State in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.