Army Patrol Ambushed in Baalbek, One Soldier Deadإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Lebanese army imposed strict security measures on Friday in Baalbek’s neighborhood of Hay al-Sharawneh after an army patrol was ambushed overnight by armed men from the Jaafar family leaving one soldier dead, the National News Agency reported.
NNA said army conscript Raouf Hassan Yazbek was shot in the chest at night on Thursday but succumbed to his wounds early today.
In a statement issued Friday, the army said it’s patrol came under heavy gunfire at around 9:41 P.M. on Thursday while passing through Hay al-Sharawneh. In conjunction an army center in Baldat al-Qasr in Hermel also came under fire and the army retaliated. Four soldiers were wounded one of whom was in a critical condition.
Tight security measure were imposed on Friday added the statement.
Investigations are ongoing to arrest the assailants.