Lebanon's Top al-Qaida Operative Dies 1 minute ago Add Middle East - AP to My Yahoo! BEIRUT, Lebanon - The alleged top al-Qaida operative in Lebanon, who was captured last week in a security operation that broke up a terrorist network, died of a heart attack Monday, hospital and security officials said. Ismail Mohammed al-Khatib was rushed from his prison cell to the Bahanes Hospital, 30 kilometers northeast of Beirut, after suffering a heart attack, but doctors were unable to save his life, hospital officials said. Lebanese security officials confirmed Khatib's death of a heart attack. Khatib was one of two top operatives of al-Qaida organization captured by Lebanese authorities last week along with 10 other suspects. The other one was Ahmed Salim Mikati. Hmmmm...wonder what brought the heart attack on?