Four Lebanese soldiers die in raid that killed former ISIS leader Khaled al-Talawi

BADAWI, Lebanon — In a statement on Monday, The Lebanese army announced that its units were able to kill Khaled al-Talawi, a former leader of the Islamic State and current leader of a terrorist cell in the Badawi region in the north of the country responsible for three recent killings in the village of Kaftoun.

According to the statement, three soldiers were killed during the Sunday evening raid. One other soldier later died of wounds he sustained.

In other news, the Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) on Sunday, quoting a UNIFIL spokesman, confirmed that 90 peacekeepers had been infected with the coronavirus.

The organization also stressed that all UNIFIL activities related to the implementation of its mandate in accordance with U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 have not been affected and will continue.