Report: 12 Jihadists Arrested in Army Ambush in Arsalإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Lebanese army on Sunday arrested 12 Syrian gunmen in an ambush east of the border town of Arsal, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The 12 men are suspected of belonging to armed terrorist groups that took part in the battles with the army earlier this month.
The Jihadists overran the town on August 2 when the military arrested an al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front member Imad Jomaa.
Scores of soldiers were killed and wounded in the battles that ensued the attack, which ended with a ceasefire on August 7.
A military official denied to Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) the arrest of terrorists on Sunday.
The official, who was not identified, said that the army apprehended in Arsal five Syrians for not having identification cards.