Lebanon issues arrest warrant for terrorist figure

Lebanon issues arrest warrant for terrorist figure
Wed Feb 5, 2014 23:07:29

Lebanon's military tribunal has issued an arrest warrant for the commander of the al-Qaeda-linked group behind the November bomb attacks outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

The warrant was issued for Jamal Daftar-Dar, the commander of Abdullah Azzam Brigades.

On November 19, two bomb attacks outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut killed 25 people and injured more than 150. Iran’s cultural attaché to Beirut, Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Ansari and the wife of another Iranian diplomat were among those killed.

The group claimed responsibility for the bombings following the incident.

On January 1, the Lebanese government confirmed the arrest of Majid Al-Majid, the ringleader of the group.

A Lebanese army statement said on January 4 that al-Majid had died at a military hospital in Beirut earlier in the day, while receiving medical treatment for kidney failure.

Majed was a high-profile terrorist also wanted by the US and some other countries.


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