Tuesday, 20 August 2019 07:30 GMT

Fugitive radical Islamist cleric arrested

(MENAFN)A fugitive radical Islamist cleric who was involved in the abduction of soldiers by militants three years ago was arrested by Lebanon's military.

Mustafa Al-Hujairi, known as Abu Taqiyya, was arrested on Wednesday in the border town of Arsal. The town was contolled briefly in 2014 by Al-Qaeda and the Daesh group.

Al-Hujairi was believed involved in the kidnapping of several soldiers and the negotiations with the government for their release.

Media reports however; have said that Al-Hujairi's son allegedly confessed that his father was involved in the attack on Arsal.


Fugitive radical Islamist cleric arrested

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