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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Abbas was the second of two Lebanese soldiers beheaded by Daesh in September 2014, serviceman Ali al-Sayyed was killed one month earlier.The two were among a group of more than 30 soldiers and policemen captured by Daesh and the Nusra Front during the August 2014 battle in Arsal, after the town was briefly overrun. Sh.J. told interrogators that he was recruited to join Daesh by Syrian national M.A., known by his nom de guerre "Al-Wahesh," the monster.He also admitted to leading an armed group in an attack against Lebanese outposts near Arsal in 2014, the killing and kidnapping of soldiers, taking part in a grenade attack against a Lebanese Army patrol in 2015, and, more recently, to monitoring military positions in the same area for further attacks.
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