Beirut, Lebanon (Lebanese Republic)
LEBANESE COMMANDOS SOLDIERS RAISE UP A COFFIN.
Lebanese commandos soldiers raise up a coffin of their slain officer Milad al-Nadaf covered with a Lebanese flag, during his funeral held in Beirut January 4. The officer was killed after being abducted by Islamic fundamentalist group Takfir and Hijra in northern Lebanon. Fierce fighting between Lebanese army troops and Islamist militants in the north appeared to have died down on Thursday after three days of clashes in which almost 40 people were killed.