Militant in-fighting in northeastern Lebanon leaves one fighter dead

Published September 6th, 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Lebanese security forces gather near Arsal. (AFP/File)
Lebanese security forces gather near Arsal. (AFP/File)

One militant was killed Tuesday following infighting on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal.

The state-run National News Agency identified the man as Lebanese national Majd Mohammad Al-Hujeiri, adding that the fighting took place in Wadi Al-Khail.

A source told The Daily Star that Hujeiri belonged to Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front.

Hundreds of militants belonging to Daesh and Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham are holed up on Arsal's outskirts, and regularly engage in fighting between each other over territorial disputes.


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