A photo of Abbas Medlej is placed at the entrance of a tent erected to receive condolences in his hometown of Ansar in Baalbek on Sunday, September 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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Lebanon's General Security Monday announced the arrest of an ISIS member accused of beheading a Lebanese soldier in 2014 and killing a police officer in January.Medlej was the second of two Lebanese soldiers beheaded by the group in September 2014 .The two were among more than 30 soldiers and policemen captured by ISIS and the Nusra Front during the August 2014 battle in Arsal. ISIS said Medlej was killed for trying to escape. Nusra Front freed all of its remaining captive servicemen in exchange for Islamist prisoners last December, but ISIS is still holding nine others.It said Trad was killed five days ago by another ISIS militant for allegedly fighting on behalf of Nusra.
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