A funeral procession for Ahmed al-Nather in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood on Friday, April 10, 2015. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Police shot dead notorious Islamist militant Osama Mansour and one of his partners in the northern city of Tripoli Thursday night during an operation to arrest a radical cleric, a statement said Friday.It said the 10:25 p.m. shooting in Tripoli's Bab al-Raml neighborhood prompted police to return fire, killing the two men.The source said Mansour, who was sentenced to death last year in absentia over an August 2014 attack in Tripoli, and Nather, himself wanted over terrorism charges, were killed after a police chase that ended near a Lebanese Army position in Tripoli's Mitain Street.The two men were killed after coming under heavy fire by police and soldiers from each side, the source said. Police Thursday afternoon determined the location where the militants were set to meet, and dispatched a special strike force to the area, the source said.
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