Six killed in Lebanon army clash with terrorists

Four Lebanese soldiers and two terrorists were killed during clashes in the country's northern Bekaa Valley on Friday after militants attacked a Lebanese army unit, security sources said.

The sources said fighting was continuing in the area, near the northeastern town of Arsal, a region close to the border with Syria where armed groups  are fighting to overthrow the Syrian government.,according to Reuters.

Residents said the clash broke out after the army entered the area to arrest a suspected member of the hardline anti-Syrian government  group Jabhat al-Nusra, who was believed to travel frequently between Lebanon and Syria.

Terrorists have hidden and regrouped in towns and villages on the mountainous Lebanese side of the poorly demarcated border during the revolt, which started with peaceful protests but turned violence after a crackdown.

M.D

 

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