Leader of al Qaeda linked group arrested in Lebanon

iran embassy in beirut explosiosn 5Lebanese army intelligence arrested two days ago Majed  bin Muhammad al-Majed, leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades in the Levant , LBC reported on Tuesday.

The report added that Majed was residing in the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp for a few years before leaving for Syria a month ago where he pledged allegiance to al-Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammed al-Joulani.

He is wanted by the U.S. on terrorism charges.

The Lebanese Abdullah Azzam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the Iranian embassy bombing, and said it was avenging Hezbollah’s military involvement in Syria.

Hezbollah has been openly backing troops loyal to President Bashar Assad against the rebels seeking to topple him, despite the Baabda declaration which calls for distancing Lebanon from the regional conflicts .

On Saturday The Lebanese Armed Forces also arrested a man who allegedly had contact with one of the suspects in the Iranian embassy bombing.

Majid bin Muhammad al Majid, from the Saudi Interior Ministry's list of 85 most-wanted terrorists.
Majid  al Majid, from the Saudi Interior Ministry’s list of 85 most-wanted terrorists.

The man was identified as Mustafa Hanqir and is reportedly a supporter of Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir, National News Agency reported.

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades also claimed responsibility for the killing of Senior Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis .

While the embassy attack took place last November 19 , Laqis’ assassination was announced by Hezbollah on December 4, 2013.

  • nagy_michael2

    If he is wanted by the US. by all means just give him up and get some rewards for him. time to execute these AL Qaada bastards..

    • 5thDrawer

      You want execution, you need to send him to Texas. :-))))

      • man-o-war

        Fried ice cream, fried snickers, fried twinkies, fried chicken, and fried inmates (actually injections now, but fried fit better). Tried and true Texas tradition. Yeehaw!

  • nagy_michael2

    If he is wanted by the US. by all means just give him up and get some rewards for him. time to execute these AL Qaada bastards..

    • 5thDrawer

      You want execution, you need to send him to Texas. :-))))

      • man-o-war

        Fried ice cream, fried snickers, fried twinkies, fried chicken, and fried inmates (actually injections now, but fried fit better). Tried and true Texas tradition. Yeehaw!

  • bypest

    Give his rotting corpse to Assad so that a SAA pilot can drop it like a bomb on his buddies. A stink bomb it would probably be.

    • Guest

      Why don’t you go back to Budapest with your stink and leave us alone here.

      • bypest

        Johngilbert, you should know that Disqus does not take too kindly to deleting comments about my stink.

        edit: And I do not know why three files were uploaded. Disqus also does not take kindly to managing attachments.

        • 5th ass

          Man you got his A$$- an impostor !

  • bypest

    Fulfill my wish as expressed before and behead him, parading around the rodent skull through Beirut.

    • Guest

      Why don’t you go back to Budapest with your stink and leave us alone here.

      • bypest

        Johngilbert, you should know that Disqus does not take too kindly to deleting comments about my stink.

        edit: And I do not know why three files were uploaded. Disqus also does not take kindly to managing attachments.

        • 5th ass

          Man you got his A$$- an impostor !

  • Guest

    It is always interesting how fast those that raise a hand against Hezbollah or Iran are caught by the Lebanese Security Forces. However, those that have killed important senior Lebanese figures like Hariri, Hassan and Shatah have not yet been caught by the Lebanese Security Forces. This really makes one wonder whose side these Lebanese government forces are really on.

  • Guest

    It is always interesting how fast those that raise a hand against Hezbollah or Iran are caught by the Lebanese Security Forces. However, those that have killed important senior Lebanese figures like Hariri, Hassan and Shatah have not yet been caught by the Lebanese Security Forces. This really makes one wonder whose side these Lebanese government forces are really on.