Abd-al-Rahman Awad
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Lebanon 'kills Fatah al-Islam militant leader'

Lebanese security officials say they have shot and killed Abd-al-Rahman Awad, the suspected leader of the militant Sunni Islamist movement Fatah al-Islam.

The group fought a three-month battle with the Lebanese army in 2007 in which about 400 people were killed.

Abd-al-Rahman Awad and an associate were intercepted on a main road in eastern Lebanon and died in an exchange of fire with security forces.

Jim Muir reports.

  • 15 Aug 2010