Al Qaeda Linked Leader Dies in Lebanese Custody

Majid al-Majid reportedly died while undergoing treatment for kidney problems

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A prominent leader of a group with al Qaeda links died while being held by a Lebanese jail Saturday.

The Lebanese army said in a statement that Majid al-Majid “died this morning while undergoing treatment at the central military hospital after his health deteriorated,” the Associated Press reports.

The cause of al-Majid’s death is unclear, but an anonymous Lebanese army general told the AP he suffered from kidney failure. State-run National News Agency also said he died “after his health conditions deteriorated.”

The alleged commander of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades was detained in Lebanon last month while on his way from Beirut to the Bekaa Valley, which borders Syria. Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an al Qaeda-linked Sunni militant group, is behind attacks throughout the Middle East and into Syria.

Al-Majid is considered one of the 85 most-wanted men in home country of Saudi Arabia. His brigades claimed November’s Iranian Embassy bombing in Beirut that killed more than 20 people.

[AP]

4 comments
AhnonIMaus
AhnonIMaus

General consensus (mainly by the Liberal media) is that Bush II suffered a strategic failure with the Iraq invasion. That consensus is mistaken.


Before the Iraq war the west was being attacked by both the Sunni and Shiite Jihadists.


The Iraq war turned the Jihadists on each other.


Bush II and the Neocons were intelligent enough to dress-up their strategic success as a tactical failure.


History will recall how Bush stopped the Jihadists attacking the USA and instead made them turn their weapons on each other in their own territory.  


This is but the latest example of the fruits of that Neocon strategy.


Shiite Jihadists are now more successful at 'taking out' Sunni Jihadists (and vice versa) than the USA is.


If only the self-described-morally-superior Liberals were a quarter as intelligent as the Neocons the USA would be a much safer place.

WayneSonnen
WayneSonnen

“died this morning while undergoing treatment at the central military hospital after his health deteriorated"

Yep, your health will deteriorate after a few beatings.



richard.draucker
richard.draucker

His health deteriorated and he suffered kidney failure.  If I remember correctly, the medical term for that is Hezbollitis.