The Lebanese army has reportedly killed a senior member of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group during a large-scale operation in the east of the country.
Lebanon’s Al Ahd news website named the terrorist figure as Anas Za’arour, and said he was killed in an operation in the town of Arsal’s al-Arnab Valley on Wednesday.
It added that some other terrorists had also been killed, and as many as 20 arrested during the same raid, but did not specify their affiliations.
Some reports put the total number of the fatalities and arrests in the operation at 27.
The raid also led to the discovery of a large quantity of explosive materials and explosive belts.
Rahshan Saglam, Press TV’s correspondent in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, reported last Sunday that the army had strengthened its positions in Arsal after fighting broke out between al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and Daesh terrorists on the outskirts of the strategic town that lies near the Syrian border.
Daesh reportedly managed to take over Nusra positions in the area during the confrontation, she said. The groups are the main terror outfits wreaking destruction in Syria.
A day earlier, fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah had killed four Nusra terrorists, and injured some others in the town. Hezbollah has joined forces with the Syrian army in confronting terrorists in Lebanon’s conflict-stricken neighbor.
Also on Wednesday, Lebanon’s Al Manar television channel, reported the arrest of a person affiliated with Daesh in the northwestern city of Tripoli, naming him only as Ahmad M.