BEKAA, Lebanon: The Syrian army arrested Monday a man allegedly fighting alongside the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, security sources told The Daily Star.
Twenty-one year old Khaled Hasan Jalloul, from the Bekaa Valley town of Majdal Anjar, was captured by the Syrian army in the town of Tal Kalakh near the border with Lebanon, the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
Jalloul’s relatives held a protest over his arrest, the sources said.
At least 20 fighters from Tripoli were killed last year in an ambush by the Syrian army in Tal Kalakh.
They were reportedly said to be heading to the war-torn country to fight alongside the Jihadist Nusra Front which the United States has labeled as a terrorist group.