Chief of Al-Qaeda-linked group arrested in Lebanon
Chief of Al-Qaeda-linked group arrested in Lebanon

Lebanese Caretaker Defense Minister "Fayez Ghosn" confirmed today reports of the arrest of Majid bin Mohammad al-Majid, the head of an Al-Qaeda-linked group that claimed responsibility for last year’s deadly attack against the Iranian Embassy in Beirut.

Majid, the "emir" of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was arrested by the intelligence services of the Lebanese Army in Beirut", Ghosn told Agence France Presse, without specifying when the arrest took place.

Lebanese media reports this week said Majid, leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was arrested by authorities in Lebanon recent days.

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