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Abdullah Azzam Brigades accuse
Hezbollah of killing Majid

BEIRUT – The Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades issued a statement Tuesday accusing Hezbollah of killing their chief, Majid al-Majid, and vowing further attacks against the party.


“Majid’s condition worsened after he was imprisoned… The hatred of the [Shiites] swept over [Hezbollah], which removed his breathing apparatus,” the terror group said in a statement issued on Twitter.

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades also vowed that “Majid’s project to strike Iran and its party [Hezbollah] will continue.”

 

The group denied claims Majid was interrogated during his detention.

 

“The claims in [Hezbollah's media] that Majid was interrogated after his imprisonment are a lie through which they are trying to achieve a moral victory,” the statement said.

 

The statement went on to claim that Majid oversaw the November 19 twin suicide bombing attack on the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut.

 

“Majid personally supervised the raid on the Iranian embassy.”

 

Majid died in a Beirut military hospital on January 4 after he was arrested by Lebanese army intelligence on December 26.

 

Lebanese investigators were unable to interrogate Majid, who was in a coma at the time of his arrest and suffering from kidney failure.

 

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the bombings outside Iran’s embassy in southern Beirut that left over 20 people dead.

 

The Brigades, which were formed in 2009 and are based in Lebanon as well as the Gulf, is an offshoot of the Al-Qaeda in Iraq group 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.

The hatred of the [Shiites] swept over [Hezbollah], which removed his breathing apparatus.