Lebanese army says captures militant accused of beheading soldier

By REUTERS
March 24, 2015 20:00

BEIRUT - Lebanon's army said on Tuesday that it had captured two militants, one of whom beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was held by hardline Islamist gunmen along with around two dozen servicemen still in captivity.

A statement from the army said that Omar Mikati and Bilal Mikati were captured on Tuesday morning and are being held on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization and that one was suspected of killing a soldier.

A Lebanese security source said both men are Lebanese.



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