Lebanon arrests ISIL leader in Al-Labwa

The Lebanese army detained an ISIL leader at an eastern checkpoint.

Lebanon arrests ISIL leader in Al-Labwa

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Lebanese army forces have detained a ISIL leader in eastern Lebanon, a security source has said.

"The army has detained a senior ISIL leader at a checkpoint in Al-Labwa town," the source told Anadolu Agency.

According to the source, the ISIL leader was coming from the eastern Arsal town en route to northern Lebanon.

ISIL has recently overrun vast swathes of territory in both Iraq and Syria.

Lebanon became mired in Syria's civil war in the summer of last year, when ISIL and Al-Nusra Front groups, clashed with Lebanese army troops in Arsal.

Seventeen Lebanese troops were killed in the clashes, while a number of others were captured by the two militant groups.

Daesh and Al-Nusra – both bitter enemies of the Syrian regime – say they will release the captured troops when the Lebanese authorities release certain figures from Lebanese jails.

They also want the Hezbollah group, which is fighting the Syrian opposition alongside Syria's Assad regime, to pull its troops out of Syria.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Mayıs 2015, 10:23