Soldier Killed, 3 Wounded in Arsal Roadside Bombing

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A Lebanese solder was killed on Thursday in a roadside bombing that targeted a military patrol on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said the attack, which also left three soldiers injured, took place in the area of Wadi Atta.

The assault prompted the army to shell the position of gunmen on the outskirts of Arsal and Ras Baalbek.

Assailants have in the past targeted military vehicles with roadside bombs in the Arsal area.

Militants from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front overran Arsal in August 2014 and engaged in heavy battles with the army.

The fighters withdrew to Syria but took with them hostages from the military and the Internal Security Forces. They later beheaded several of them.

While al-Nusra Front freed 16 servicemen in exchange for Islamist prisoners last December, there are no news on the nine hostages taken by the IS.

The outskirts of Arsal and other towns bordering Syria continue to witness sporadic clashes between the army and the jihadists.

G.K.

M.T.

Comments 11
Thumb Mystic 24 March 2016, 13:59

The Saudis must've given greenlight to the takfiri groups so they can target the army more heavily now.

Thumb Mystic 24 March 2016, 16:07

The Saudi Kingdom has indeed given the takfiris the tools and the means to fight the army in Arsal.
Now the army should be given greenlight to cleanse Arsal once and for all.

Thumb Mystic 24 March 2016, 16:08

but ofcourse Mostaqbal and the Lebanese Cowards wont allow this to happen, they love ISIS and Nusra more than Assad and Hezbollah.

Thumb Mystic 24 March 2016, 16:52

You've always been trying to cloud the truth, and the more you keep doing that, the more corrupted you will become.

Thumb liberty 25 March 2016, 05:23

well said mystic.shia.man

Missing bigjohn 24 March 2016, 19:42

The last time Iran offered to send missles to the LAF, the US and other pro-Israeli governments objected and NO M14 leader accepted the offer. I am glad that Texas accepts Iranian weapons. Iran, M14 leaders, and the Zionist owned congress will be notified.

Thumb eagledawn 25 March 2016, 10:58

therearenosunglasses? LOL

Missing the_truth 24 March 2016, 21:24

Donald Trump is Lebanon`s only hope. He is the only one that will scare the shit out of IS and Hezbollah. Secularism is a concept that Muslim extremists will never comprehend, not because of religion, but due to their ignorance regarding the Islamic religion. Christians and neutral Muslims and Druze must unite against Berri Saad and Nasralla. Weaken the proxies of Iran and KSA, strengthen the relationship with the west. Let secularism prevail. FOLLOWING A POLITICAL PARTY BASED ON RELIGION IS WRONG!! Keep your religion to yourself it is THE REPUBLIC OF LEBANON....NOT ISLAMIC REPUBLIC...NOT KINGDOM

Lebanon is for its people. not for the religions that it holds.

Thumb liberty 25 March 2016, 08:00

yeah god bless the lebanese army as long as it is doing what the iranian militia wants it to do. The minute the army acts as a national army which it should, the iranian troll above would be cursing it.

Thumb barrymore 25 March 2016, 08:16

poorfarce aka flamethrower: what kind of life do you have that you spend it on a forum making more than 100 fake accounts per day? You are unstable sick person.

Thumb eagledawn 25 March 2016, 10:57

he does not have a life