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        2/27/2014, Adar 27, 5774

      Lebanon Captures Leader of Nusra Front


      The Lebanese Army on Wednesday captured the suspected leader of the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, reported The Daily Star.

      Nidal Sweidan, a Syrian national who is suspected of being a leader in group, was captured during an army raid at the home of an Arsal resident, security sources told the newspaper. The Lebanese offshoot of the Nusra Front has claimed responsibility for several terrorist attacks on Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon.