Lebanon identifies leader of Al-Qaeda-linked group
Lebanon identifies leader of Al-Qaeda-linked group

Lebanese security sources said that DNA tests confirmed today the identity of a Saudi national in the custody of Lebanese authorities is that of Majid al-Majid, the head of an Al-Qaeda offshoot that claimed responsibility for last year’s deadly bombings outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut.

The sources said DNA samples taken from Majid’s relatives in Saudi Arabia matched samples taken from the Saudi national who was apprehended in Lebanon last week by the Lebanese Army.

Majid is the head of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, the group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 19 suicide bombings at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut.

The group warned that the attack at the embassy, which claimed the lives of 30 people including an Iranian diplomat, would continue unless Hezbollah withdrew its fighters from Syria.

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