A Lebanese Red Cross transports the body of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed in Baalbak, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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The Military Hospital in Badaro Monday received the body of the Lebanese Army soldier who was beheaded by ISIS militants last week, with the military confirming that it was Ali Sayyed as initially reported.Sayyed, who was among 11 missing troops captured by ISIS during clashes that erupted in Arsal earlier this month, was handed over to the Lebanese Red Cross at an Army checkpoint in Ain al-Shaab at the entrance to the border village of Arsal, security sources told The Daily Star.They said the body was delivered by the Islamic Medical Association, a Qatari-funded local health organization affiliated to the Union for Relief and Development Associations in Lebanon -- otherwise known as "ighatheyya" -- that has recently focused on delivering humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees. According to the source, an IMA vehicle brought the body from the outskirts of Arsal to the entrance of the town where it was transferred to a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance.
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