Army Denies Coming under Gunfire on Syria Border

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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.

Comments 7
Thumb galaxy 14 March 2019, 14:56

Where is the glorious iranian shia 'resistance', where???

Oh my bad, they are busy fighting corruption.

Thumb s.o.s 14 March 2019, 15:15

They’re the ones shooting at the LAF!

Missing phillipo 14 March 2019, 15:27

And here we all were believing you when you said that Israel was the enemy of Lebanon. Presumably you got your borders mixed up.

Missing cimitero 14 March 2019, 15:45

not really, these are probably just a bunch of smugglers who happened to run into the lebanese army patrol

Thumb s.o.s 14 March 2019, 15:57

And who runs the drugs dealing business? The Shia .... that’s how hizbala gets financed.

Missing cimitero 14 March 2019, 16:15

i am not disputing this reality it is well know which is why i didn't comment on your or galaxy's post, i am just stating the facts to phillipo

Missing cimitero 14 March 2019, 15:45

not really, these are probably just a bunch of smugglers who happened to run into the lebanese army patrol