Lebanese soldiers are seen on an armored personnel carrier on the road leading to Arsal in northeast Lebanon Wednesday March 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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A wanted terror suspect, apprehended by the Lebanese Army Thursday, died of wounds he sustained during a shootout with soldiers in the course of his arrest, security sources said.An Army intelligence unit chased Atrash, known by the nom de guerre "Al-Daroukh," down an Arsal road, leading to an exchange of fire that wounded the suspect, the sources said.The Army confirmed the arrest in a statement, saying Atrash fired shots at the military unit, prompting soldiers to fire back.Separately, the Army also detained five wanted individuals, including three Lebanese brothers and two Syrians in Arsal, security sources said.
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