Lebanese security forces have captured Majid bin Muhammad al Majid, a Saudi jihadist who leads the al Qaeda-associated Abdullah Azzam Brigades, according to reports. The Abdullah Azzam Brigades has stepped up attacks against Hezbollah for its involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Majid was reportedly detained on or before Dec. 29, according to Reuters, but the circumstances of his capture were not disclosed. US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal said that Majid is thought to be in Lebanese custody and was detained in early December.

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades has not released an official statement confirming or denying that its emir is in custody. […]