Monday, September 03, 2007

Al-Absi, leader of Fatah al-Islam is dead

Way to go Lebanese army!

Beirut - Shaker Youssef Al-Absi , the fugitive leader of the Fatah al-Islam militants was killed today as he was trying to flee the Nahr el Bared Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon.

This information was confirmed by a hospital in Tripoli and by Lebanese army sources.

According to army sources, Al-Absi was killed in the morning and his body was found near the eastern section of the camp. The army brought in some Fatah al Islam detainees to view the body and they all confirmed that it was that of Al- Absi. Later in the day, the army performed DNA tests which provided the final proof of his death.

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