Lebanese security forces kill Islamist militant in north

By REUTERS
April 10, 2015 10:14

TRIPOLI, Lebanon - An Islamist militant with ties to the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front was killed in a shoot out with Lebanese security forces in the northern city of Tripoli, security sources said.

The shootout occurred as the security forces were arresting another wanted man, Islamist cleric Sheikh Khaled Hublos, a Lebanese Internal Security Forces statement said.

The militant shot dead was identified as Osama Mansour. He was found in possession of an explosive belt, the statement said.


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