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Lebanon 'arrests head of Abdullah Azzam Brigades'
« on: January 01, 2014, 05:13:19 AM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25566784

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The Lebanese authorities are reported to have arrested the head of a jihadist group behind the suicide bomb attack on the Iranian embassy in November.

Defence Minister Fayez Ghosn told the AFP news agency that Majid al-Majid, the Saudi "emir" of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was being held by Lebanese army intelligence in Beirut.

Hezbollah's al-Manar television also said Majid had been detained recently.

The embassy attack killed 23 people, including the Iranian cultural attache.
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