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Lebanon

Militant's prison break short-lived

August 20, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Lebanese commandos captured a member of an Al Qaeda-inspired group one day after he broke out of a high-security prison in a spectacular escape.

The army said Taha Suleiman of the Fatah Islam group was caught in the woods in the Bsalim area, near the Roumieh prison east of Beirut. An army statement said he was referred to military intelligence for interrogation.

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