Fatah al-Islam's deputy commander Abu Hureira was killed in Lebanese northern city of Tripoli last week, The Daily Star reported on Tuesday.
Abu Hureira was killed as he was firing at an Internal Security Forces (ISF) checkpoint in Abu Samra, Lebanese Information Minister Ghazi Aridi was quoted as saying following a cabinet session on Monday evening.
"ISF personnel shot him and arrested his colleague who confessed that the body belongs to Abu Hureira," Aridi said.
The Lebanese army have been battling with Fatah al-Islam in the Nahr al-Bared camp, some 12 km north of Tripoli, since May 20.
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