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Lebanese Gov’t Confirms Nusra Executed Army Soldier, Asserts Facing Terrorism

Ministerial Panel

Lebanese Army soldier, Mohammad Hamiyeh, has been executed by the Al-Nusra Front, the government said Saturday.

The soldier “was killed by terrorist groups who threatened to kill other hero soldiers in captivity,” Defence Minister Samir Moqbel said after a meeting with security officials.

The al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front released on Saturday the video of the execution of captive soldier Mohammed Hamiyeh after conflicting reports had emerged over his death.

Prime Minister Tammam Salam reiterated on Saturday the importance of internal unity in confronting the threat of terrorism, asserting the Lebanese government’s decision to face the terrorists.

He said after holding talks with Speaker Nabih Berri: “We need to stand united against terrorism and we should not grant terrorists the chance to create division among us.”

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