Lebanese army detains an IS-group leader, other militants: Security sources
Reuters, , Friday 25 Nov 2016


The Lebanese army detained an Islamic State-group leader and 11 other militants in a dawn raid on Friday near the town of Arsal on the Syrian border, security sources said.

Ahmad Yousef Amoun, the Islamic State-group leader, was wounded in a shootout during the raid. The army seized a large quantity of weapons and explosive belts, the sources said.

The town of Arsal was the location of a major attack by jihadists from Islamic State-group and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in 2014.

Islamic State group is still holding nine Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by the group during the attack.

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