Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front fighters carry weapons on the back of pick-up trucks during the release of Lebanese soldiers and policemen in the outskirts of Arsal, northeastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Dec. 1, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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The son of a fugitive sheikh suffered a gunshot wound Tuesday during a dispute with militants on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal, the state-run National News Agency reported.He was a former mediator between the Lebanese government and Nusra over the kidnapped servicemen that were being held by the militant group.He was seen in Arsal's outskirts with Nusra Front militants on Dec. 1 during a swap deal that saw the release of the 16 servicemen after 16 months in captivity.Nusra Front and ISIS militants have been holed up in Arsal's rugged outskirts for about two two years.
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