Lebanon: Senior Fatah Islam members captured
Lebanese forces captured the spokesman for Fatah Islam and three other militants early Saturday, some two weeks after the army crushed the al-Qaeda-inspired group in a northern Palestinian refugee camp, a military spokesman said.
Since then, Lebanese soldiers have combed areas around the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp for militants who may have escaped during the final breakout attempt on Sept. 2, in which more than 50 militants were killed and two dozen captured.
The spokesman, Abu Salim Taha, was captured in Jabal Terbol, countryside outside Nahr el-Bared and near another Palestinian camp, Beddawi.
A military spokesman said Taha was a Palestinian-Syrian from the refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria, and that three other militants were captured with him. According to the AP, an army statement later added that the other three men were from Saudi Arabia, Syria and Tunisia and that "an investigation is under way."
A security official added some escaped militants were trying to reach and seek refugee in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hilweh.