A Lebanese army General said Majid al-Majid, the leader of Abdullah Azzam Brigades that was in charge of attacks across the Middle East, has died in custody in Lebanon.
The General, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said Majid al-Majid died on Saturday after suffering kidney failure.
Al-Majid, a Saudi citizen was detained in Lebanon late last month and had been held at a secret location.
A medical official said Friday that Al-Majed was being held in a military hospital because "he is in poor health".
Another official familiar with the investigation said the interrogation of Majed al-Majed "has been delayed because he is in poor health," and that the suspect is being "heavily guarded" at the Baabda military hospital near Beirut, AlAkhbar reported.