Sunday, August 15, 2010

(NEWS) Lebanese Army Kills Fatah Al-Islam Leader

"Abdel Rahman Awad, head of al-Qaeda-inspired group that incited 2007 fighting that left 400 Lebanese dead, killed by military along with deputy.

Lebanese troops on Saturday killed two Islamist militants including a head of an al-Qaeda-inspired group which fought a battle with the army in 2007 that cost hundreds of lives, a military spokesman said.

'Abdel Rahman Awad, one of the key leaders of Fatah al-Islam,' was killed along with another militant known as Abu Bakr during clashes in the eastern Bekaa Valley region, the spokesman told AFP."

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