On Thursday (June 2) the Lebanese Army killed one Daesh militant during a major operation in the northern district of Akkar.
The state-run National News Agency reported that an Army unit raided a Daesh cell in Akkar’s town of Kherbet Daoud early Thursday.
Three Daesh militants were also arrested in the operation. The four men were all of Lebanese nationality.
The extremist militant cell was said to have been responsible for the killing of three Lebanese soldiers and injuring an officer with the rank of First Adjutant, according to local media reports.
Lebanese forces are engaged in operations to stop Daesh spillover from the northern border with Syria. Lebanese security frequently conducts raids in the north, especially in the town of Arsal, and has busted multiple small Daesh cell groups.