Al-Qaeda’s Chief in Lebanon Majid Al-Majid Dies in Custody
Majid al-Majid, al-Qaeda’s commander in Lebanon, has died in custody in a Beirut hospital, Lebanon’s army says.
The Saudi, who led the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and was on Saudi Arabia’s most-wanted-terrorists list, was arrested in Lebanon recently.
An army general told Associated Press the militant died of kidney failure.
The group has carried out attacks across the Middle East and claimed a bomb attack on Iran’s Beirut embassy in November that killed 23 people.
A Lebanese army statement said Majid al-Majid died in a military hospital in Beirut on Saturday, as he was receiving medical treatment.