Three Australians are among alleged Islamic extremists arrested after fighting against Lebanese troops in the northern city of Tripoli, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Monday.
Australian officials were also checking reports that two other Australians were killed in the fighting, Downer said.
He did not release the names or other identifying factors of the arrested men, or the date they were detained.
"They've been arrested as a result of fighting between the Lebanese army and Islamic extremists and they certainly weren't in the Lebanese army," Downer told reporters.
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