Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist leader
Sunni Muslim Salafist leader Ahmad al-Assir - REUTERS

BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities have detained a hardline Sunni Islamist leader wanted for militant activity, including attacks on the Lebanese army, a senior security official said on Saturday.

The Lebanese National News Agency reported that Ahmed al-Assir was detained at Beirut airport as he was trying to leave the country.

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