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BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Lebanese Internal Security Forces arrested a high ranking member of the Islamic State (ISIS) this week, a military communique read today.

According to this communique, the Islamic State commander was a Syrian man that participated in the battle for the historic city of Palmyra in central Homs.

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The ISIS commander was reportedly arrested inside the Zgharta District in northern Lebanon.

No further details were released.

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