Eight Lebanese soldiers killed in Arsal clashes

The army said its operations against the gunmen in the Arsal region continued into Sunday morning.

The army said its operations against the gunmen in the Arsal region continued into Sunday morning.

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.

 
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