Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front fighters carry weapons on the back of pick-up trucks. REUTERS/Stringer
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Nine Daesh (ISIS) and seven Nusra Front militants died in fresh clashes which erupted over the weekend between the two groups on the outskirts of a Lebanese northeastern town, a Lebanese security sources told The Daily Star Sunday.The battles in the outskirts of Arsal resumed Saturday evening with sporadic skirmishes continuing well into Sunday, leaving several Nusra Front members killed and wounded.The source said that Nusra launched a surprise attack along the border against Daesh last week, prompting the clashes. Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar TV reported Sunday that Daesh had captured a number of Nusra prisoners near the Lebanese border. The TV station reported that Daesh are threatening to execute the Nusra fighters if their organization did not grant Daesh access to the Syrian refugee camps around Arsal.
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