The leader of an extremist Palestinian group has died from wounds sustained in a clash inside a refugee camp in south Lebanon, said Palestinian security officials.
Shehadeh Jawhar was military commander of the Jund al-Sham group, which follows the extremist ideology of al-Qaeda.
On Saturday, he was critically wounded in the clash with members of the mainstream Palestinian Fatah movement. Two other Palestinian militants were killed.
After seeing Jawhar at a hospital in the Ein el-Hilweh camp, Palestinian officials, speaking on condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to speak to the press, said that he died early Sunday, from his wounds.
Wanted by Lebanese authorities for numerous acts of violence, Shehadeh Jawhar was a prominent extremist who fought American troops in Iraq.