Eight Lebanese soldiers killed in Arsal clashes
The Lebanese army declared eight of its soldiers were killed during fighting with gunmen in eastern Lebanon, near the border with Syria, Agence-France Presse reported Sunday.
In a statement, the army said its operations against the gunmen in the Arsal region continued into Sunday morning, adding that “the army lost eight martyrs and a number of others have been wounded.”
Two Lebanese civilians were also killed Saturday when a police post in a border town was stormed after clashing with army troops over the arrest of an alleged Syrian jihadist, security sources told AFP.
After the incident, the Lebanese army initiated a military operation that killed 11 gunmen during fighting near the Syrian border.