Syria's al-Qaida offshoot Nusra says it killed Lebanese soldier

By REUTERS
December 6, 2014 01:28

 
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BEIRUT - Syria's al-Qaida offshoot Nusra said on Friday it killed a captive Lebanese soldier in retaliation for the arrest by Lebanese authorities of women identified as wives of Islamist militants.

The soldier was one of more than two dozen members of the security forces taken captive by militants affiliated to the Nusra Front and Islamic State when they staged an attack on the Lebanese border town of Arsal in August.

Lebanese authorities earlier this week said they had detained a wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the wife of a Nusra front leader..

The women were apparently viewed by some Lebanese security elements as a possible bargaining chip with the militants to gain the release of the captive soldiers.

Nusra warned in the statement they would execute another prisoner among the captive soldiers "within a short period" if the Lebanese authorities did not release the women captives.

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