Al-Qaeda-linked group vows more attacks on Iran

Al-Qaeda-linked group vows more attacks on Iran
Tue Jan 14, 2014 15:40:29

The Abdallah Azzam Brigades, an al-Qaeda offshoot, whose leader carried out a deadly attack on Iranian embassy in Beirutvowed this week to carry on their leader’s mission in attacking Iran and Hezbollah, saying Majid al-Majid personally oversaw the November twin suicide bombings outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut.

The al-Qaeda offshoot which carried out a deadly attack on Iranian embassy in Beirut has vowed more attacks against the Islamic Republic as well as Hezbollah resistance movement.

On Nov. 19, two suicide bombers from Abdallah Azzam Brigades targeted Iran's embassy in Beirut, killing 25 people including an Iranian diplomat.

The group said more attacks were coming to accomplish what they called as a mission followed by their leader, Majid al-Majid who died in a military hospital in Beirut last week.

“The project of its leader, Majid al-Majid, will be maintained by attacking Iran and its party [Hezbollah] even after his death,” the statement said.

"Majid passed away after he laid the foundations for an ambitious project and after years of raising up men capable of managing his project after his passing,” it added.

In the statement, the party said Majid “personally oversaw the two bombings against the Iranian Embassy in Beirut last November and he directly supervised preparations and the execution.”

Majid was wanted by the US, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia among other Arab states for carrying out terrorist attacks there.

He reportedly had close ties with Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

Lebanon repatriated Majid’s remains to Saudi Arabia last week, where he was buried at night with presence of a limited number of people including family memebers of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

The brigades also said that Majid, who reportedly suffered kidney problems, entered Lebanon on Dec. 4 for treatment and had been in a coma ever since.

“The Iranian party was not able to reach him or sense his presence until he was arrested on Dec. 27 after reports of his disease,” it said.

The comments about his health condition were contrary to initial reports of Majid’s arrest who was said to be suffering from wounds caused during fighting in Syria.


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