Army Deserter Killed in Akkar Shootout

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March 23, 2016

An Army Intelligence unit shot dead on Wednesday a Lebanese military deserter in the northern district of Akkar, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Corporal Atef Saadeddine died during a shootout with the intelligence patrol, it said.

The incident took place near the town of al-Bireh where soldiers were raiding a house where he was hiding.

Saadeddine, 26, faces desertion charges since he disappeared in the eastern Bekaa Valley almost two years ago.

He defected to the al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front in neighboring Syria claiming in a video that his move came as a result of the injustice against Sunnis in Lebanon.

In the 6-minute long video, he also called on Lebanese soldiers to take a similar step.

Islamists in the country claim that Sunnis are facing harassment by the army, which they accuse of working under the command of Hizbullah.


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