A terrorist has been killed at the Syrian-Lebanese border.
Officials say 28 year old Omar Abdullah, a member of Tawhid and Jihad, blew himself up at the Jdeidet Yabous crossing.
He was being questioned after suspicions over his identity papers. He shot the border guards, ran away and then blew himself up when cornered, injuring two border staff.
It backs up claims from Lebanon about terrorists and weapons flowing across the Syrian border. And will raise suspicions about the number of Al Qaeda operatives inside Lebanon. Recent research has shown that the small country is one of the Arab World’s Al Qaeda hotspots, because of Lebanon’s weak government.
Tawhid and Jihad is the name of former Al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab Al Zarqawi’s group. They have staged a number of brasen attacks in Syria – including an attempted attack on the US Embassy in Damascus.