The army on Sunday carried out raids in the area of al-Sharawneh in the eastern city of Baalbek after it engaged in a gunbattle with gunmen, the military command said.
The communique said that an army patrol came under fire by gunmen as it was raiding the house of a suspect in al-Sharawneh.
But the military unit fired back and launched raids in the area to arrest the armed men and to hand them over to the judiciary.
The area has witnessed several attacks on the army in the past.
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