Lebanon IDs leader of al Qaida linked group
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Lebanese army says DNA tests have shown that the man detained in Beirut and suspected in the Iran embassy bombing is the Saudi commander of an al-Qaida-linked group.
The army said in a statement on Friday that the tests confirmed that the detained man is Majid al-Majid, the commander of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.
The group had claimed responsibility for a number of attacks, including the Nov. 19 twin bombings at the Iranian embassy in Beirut that killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens.
Al-Majid was detained recently in Lebanon.
Earlier on Friday, families of those killed in the bombing have demanded that he be tried in Lebanon and not be sent to his homeland, Saudi Arabia.