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ISIS Fighter Kills Four Lebanese Soldiers, Dies in Gunfight
Lebanese soldiers check vehicles near the northern port city of Tripoli on Monday following a firefight with a member of Islamic State. (Fathi Al-Masri/AFP via Getty Images)

ISIS Fighter Kills Four Lebanese Soldiers, Dies in Gunfight

Four Lebanese soldiers were killed Monday morning during a raid on the home of a former Islamic State fighter in northern Lebanon. According to a military source who spoke with Reuters, the soldiers were rebuffed with heavy gunfire and hand grenades as they attempted to arrest the man, Khaled al-Talawi. Reports in Lebanon said Talawi was later killed as he attempted to flee. He was suspected of orchestrating the murder of three Lebanese civilians last month, and leading a terror cell responsible for several hostile operations in the country. The Lebanese army released a statement saying it was pursuing other individuals who had opened fire on troops.

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