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These are the markings of the attacks carried out by the Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades in Lebanon. In the three months that separate the Iranian Embassy attack of Nov. 19 from Wednesday's twin bombing incident outside the Iranian Cultural Center in Bir Hasan, Lebanese authorities have made significant strides in cracking down on the group's activities, but this might not be enough to crush the multi-cell network or halt its terrorist activities. The leader's loss likely had a negative impact on the senior command and control structure of the brigades, said expert Charles Lister, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center.The identity of the new leader of the brigades has not been verified, but many report that Mohammad Toufic Taha of Ain al-Hilweh has assumed the helm. The southern Palestinian camp appears to be the point where all the dots pertaining to the investigation into the Azzam brigades connect; it was where Majid and other senior members reportedly lived, where certain suicide bombers were supposedly recruited, and if Taha has assumed leadership, where future attacks will be planned.
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