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Abdullah Azzam Brigades chief
captured in Beirut, report says

BEIRUT – Lebanese army intelligence earlier in the week arrested the chief of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades in Beirut, LBC television reported Tuesday afternoon.

 

Majid bin Mohammad al-Majid—who was named the Al-Qaeda-linked group’s emir in 2012—had traveled earlier in the year Syria to declare allegiance to the Al-Nusra Front, LBC added.

 

The report added that Majid had been residing in Sidon’s Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp.

 

Majid, who is a Saudi national, has been listed by Riyadh as one of its most wanted fugitives.

 

The US has also listed Majid as a Specially Designated Global Terorrist.

 

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the deadly twin bombings that targeted the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut on November 19.

 

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which were formed in 2009 and is based in Lebanon as well as the Gulf, is an offshoot of Al-Qaeda and was designated as a terrorist organization by the US in 2012.

 

The group claimed responsibility for the July 16, 2013 roadside bomb that targeted a Hezbollah convoy outside Beqaa’s Majdel Anjar.

 

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades also claimed responsibility for a salvo of four rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon on August 22.

Majid, who is a Saudi national, has been listed by Riyadh as one of its most wanted fugitives