Damaged homes in Ain al-Hilweh following recent clashes. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. (The Daily Star/ Mohammad Zaatari)
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A Daesh (ISIS)-linked terror cell head has fled the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in disguise, Palestinian sources confirmed Monday.Ahmad, who is also known as Abu Khattab, was named by the Lebanese Army last month as the head of a terror cell that was planning an attack in Lebanon. Abu Khattab, an Egyptian national, reportedly sought refuge in Ain al-Hilweh along with fugitive Shadi Mawlawi. However, a video of Abu Khattab standing at the Dbayeh water front emerged last week. Abu Khattab reportedly traveled to Tripoli in the north from where he then left the country.A source close to the Islamic factions in Ain al-Hilweh also said that Abu Khattab fled the camp.The notorious Mawlawi is wanted for planning several attacks against the Army in Tripoli, after which he hid out in Ain al-Hilweh.
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