Militants announce killing of Lebanese soldier

December 5, 2014 10:34 PM

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BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked group in Syria announced Friday that it killed a Lebanese soldier it was holding captive as retaliation for the Lebanese government's detention of the wives and children of Islamic militants.

The Nusra Front group said in a statement published on its official Twitter account that it shot dead Ali Bazzal on Friday night. It published a photo purporting to show Bazzal being shot in the head and threatened to kill more soldiers if the relatives of the militants are not released immediately.

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