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Ein el-Hilweh (archives)
Photo: AP

Officials: Wanted Lebanese militant found dead

Leader of Qaeda-affiliated group found handcuffed, blindfolded in Palestinian refugee camp

Lebanese and Palestinian security officials said one of Lebanon's most wanted militants was found dead in a Palestinian refugee camp that is a hotbed of Islamic extremists.


The officials said Lebanese citizen Ghandi Sahmarani, better known as Abu Ramez Sahmarani, was found handcuffed, blindfolded and shot execution-style in the back of his head.


His body was discovered on Saturday in the Ein el-Hilweh camp near the southern city of Sidon, according to officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.


Sahmarani was a leader of Jund al-Sham, a group that follows al-Qaeda's extremist ideology.


The group has clashed in the past with members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah group.



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