Islamic State says executes second Lebanese soldier

September 6th, 2014  
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Topic: Islamic State says executes second Lebanese soldier

Islamic State militants have beheaded a captive Lebanese soldier, images published on social media showed on Saturday, the second Lebanese soldier to be killed in captivity by the group since it raided a Lebanese border town last month. The men were among a group of 19 soldiers missing since the attack on Arsal by militants including fighters affiliated with Islamic State. A caption posted with the images on a Twitter account used to publish Islamic State statements named the soldier as Abbas Medlij, identifying him as a Shi'ite Muslim. A Lebanese security source said Medlij was one of 19 soldiers missing and believed taken captive by Islamic State and other Islamist insurgents who launched the incursion into the border town of Arsal in August.


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