• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Terror group leader dies in Lebanon jail

The leader of an al-Qaeda-linked group that conducted attacks across the Middle East before shifting its focus to Syria's civil war has died in custody in Lebanon.

The detainee, Saudi citizan Majid al-Majid, is reported to have died after suffering kidney failure. He was detained in Lebanon late last month and had been held at a secret location. He was said to be the commander of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and one of the 85 most-wanted individuals in his native Saudi Arabia.

The US State Department designated the group a foreign terrorist organisation in 2012, freezing its assets in the United States and banning Americans from dealing with it.

Contextual targeting label: 
Business

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

203665