Army Denies Coming under Gunfire on Syria Borderإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Lebanese Army on Thursday denied reports that one of its patrols had come under fire in the Hermel area of al-Matrabeh on Syria's border, clarifying that the shots “were fired in the air” and “from within Syrian territory.”
In a statement, the army also urged media outlets to seek accuracy when publishing reports about the military institution.
State-run National News Agency had earlier reported that unknown assailants had opened heavy gunfire and shelled a Lebanese Army infantry patrol in Matrabeh.
NNA said the soldiers were unharmed and no casualties were reported. The assailants managed to flee towards the Syrian territory, it added.