Weapons and drugs seized in the raid are displayed. Ismail was wanted for crimes including ammunitions trafficking. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army, HO)
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The Lebanese Army vowed to crack down on outlaws in the country after units killed Ali Zaid Ismail, known as "Lebanon's Escobar," in a raid near the eastern town of Baalbeck Monday. Ismail had nearly 3,000 warrants out for his arrest.Ismail was killed along with seven others during the raid.Six of the detained were wounded in the clashes that started after the Army units came under fire, the Army said.It added that Ismail had also been wanted for shooting at and wounding some security forces patrols.Ismail and his group had been tied to the 2015 death of police officer Edmond Semaan during a raid in Hammoudieh that also left three other officers wounded.
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