A commander of the ISIS takfiri terrorist group has been killed in an explosion targeting his vehicle near the northeastern Lebanese town of Arsal bordering Syria, security authorities said.
Daily Star daily newspaper quoted an unnamed security source as saying that Ahmed Wahid al-Abed was killed on Tuesday during an explosion targetin his vehicle on the outskirt of the town, kilometers away from the capital Beirut.
According to the media bureau of Hezbollah resistance movement, the militant was in charge of ISIS’s religious court.
Back in November 2016, Lebanese military forces arrested a top ISIS commander, identified as Ahmad Youssef Ammoun, along with 10 other terrorists during an operation in the Wadi al-Araneb suburbs of Arsal.
The Lebanese army issued a statement, saying Ammoun was wanted for rigging vehicles with explosives and detonating the car bombs into various areas throughout Lebanon, including Beirut’s southern regions.
Also on October 2016, Lebanese security forces found the body of a senior ISIS commander, identified as Abu Bakr al-Raqqawi, in Wadi Aata district of Arsal.
The forces said that he was purportedly behind the killing of a police officer, First Sergeant Major Zaher Ezzedine, in the area last January.
ISIS has emerged in Iraq in 2014 and managed to take control of various region in Iraq as well as Syria.