November 25, 2016 / 8:07 AM / a year ago

Lebanese army detains an IS leader, other militants: security sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army detained an Islamic State leader and 11 other militants in a dawn raid on Friday near the town of Arsal on the Syrian border, security sources said.

Ahmad Yousef Amoun, the Islamic State leader, was wounded in a shootout during the raid. The army seized a large quantity of weapons and explosive belts, the sources said.

The town of Arsal was the location of a major attack by jihadists from Islamic State and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in 2014. Islamic State is still holding nine Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by the group during the attack.

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Gareth Jones

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