Al-Qaida militant threatens Lebanese Shi'ites after wife detained

December 6, 2014 10:40 AM

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A leading member of Syria's al-Qaida branch, Abu Ali al-Shishani, has pledged to attack Lebanese women and children and end talks to free more than two dozen members of the Lebanese security forces, after his wife was detained by authorities.

The threat, delivered in a video distributed on jihadist websites, was published on Friday hours before the group said it killed one of the captive Lebanese soldiers it holds.

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