A former leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah was found dead in his apartment in Beirut, according to the National News Agency (NNA) of Lebanon.

Sheikh Ali Hatoum was a high member of the pro-Iranian organization until he left the group two years ago. He was found dead in his home in Bourj el Barajneh, a suburb of Beirut.

Local police opened an investigation into the causes of Ali Hatoum’s death and ordered an autopsy. However “informed sources” told the Lebanese news site that it is not likely that the terrorist was murdered

About two years, Hatoum was a senior regional commander of the terrorist group in the Beirut area, but for several years he has had no important position in the organization.