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Lebanon's al-Qaeda chief Majid al-Majid dies

5 January 2014 Last updated at 00:02 GMT

Al-Qaeda's commander in Lebanon, Majid al-Majid, has died in custody in a Beirut hospital, Lebanon's army says.

The Saudi, who led the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and was on Saudi Arabia's most-wanted-terrorists list, was arrested in Lebanon recently.

An army general told the Associated Press the militant died of kidney failure.

Simeon Paterson reports.

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