Qaeda-linked group claims murder of Lebanese soldier

December 5, 2014 11:25 PM

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The Al Qaeda-linked Syrian extremist group the Al-Nusra front claimed Friday to have killed a captured Lebanese soldier to avenge the arrest of militants' wives and children.

In a statement on its Twitter account, picked up by the private terrorism watchdog SITE, the group posted a photograph that it said showed soldier Ali al-Bazaal's execution.

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