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Army Searches for Lebanese IS Members in Baalbek

The army's strike force launched on Wednesday a search for two Lebanese members of the extremist Islamic State group in the eastern Bekaa town of Baalbek, reported the National News Agency.

The search is focusing on the Sharawneh and al-Shiqan neighborhoods that have been cordoned off.

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Wanted Terrorist Arrested in Baalbek

The Internal Security Forces announced on Saturday the arrest of a wanted Lebanese terrorist in the eastern city of Baalbek.

A communique issued by the ISF general-directorate said a police unit apprehended 33-year-old M.R., known as Abu al-Aqraa, after monitoring his movements.

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One Dead as Assailants Open Fire at Army during Baalbek Raids

One person was killed on Tuesday as an army unit came under fire as it was carrying out a raid in the eastern region of Baalbek in search of wanted suspects, the military announced in a statement on Wednesday.

It said that Moussa al-Dayqa and a number of other gunmen began shooting at the army as it raided the Hazin-Baalbek area.

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Kidnapping-Terrorism Suspect Arrested as Army Searches for Abducted Man

The Lebanese army said Friday that it arrested in the eastern district of Baalbek a Lebanese man wanted on kidnapping and terrorism charges as troops searched for an abducted university student.

Farhat Ali Farhan Ismail, who was arrested in the town of Brital, has been involved in the detention of several people last year and has participated in terrorist activities, robberies and shootings, said an army communique.

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Mayor Arrested for Shooting Dead Young Man in Baalbek

Baalbek police arrested on Thursday Mayor Mohammed Ahmed Awada for shooting dead Ali Mohammed Youssef Awada a day earlier, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said that the man opened fire on 24-year-old Awada and killed him near Dar al-Amal University Hospital in Douris on Wednesday night.

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Baalbek Infant Wounded after being Caught in Crossfire

An 18-month-old baby was injured from a bullet during a gunfight in the eastern district of Baalbek, the state-run National News Agency reported Thursday.

Qassem Mohammed Zoaiter was wounded in the head when his parents' vehicle was caught in the crossfire in the town of al-Hamoudiyeh, NNA said.

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Health Ministry Shuts Daycare in Ajaltoun, Seizes Spoiled Cheese in Sidon

Health Minister Wael Abou Faour ordered on Tuesday the closure of a daycare in the region of Ajaltoun that witnessed the death of an infant.

The minister ordered that Clarina et Zoe daycare be closed following the death of four-month-old Elio Salloum.

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Eight Jaafar Clan Members Indicted in Btedei Crime

A judge indicted on Friday eight Jaafar clan members in the murder of a couple in the eastern Baalbek district in November last year.

First Examining Magistrate in the Bekaa Valley Judge Imad al-Zein issued in absentia arrest warrants against the suspects for the murder of Sobhi and Nadimeh Fakhri in the town of Btedei.

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Jaafar Clan Member Involved in Couple's Murder Killed by Army

A man from the Jaafar clan wanted in the murder of a couple in the eastern Baalbek district died on Thursday after he was shot by the Lebanese army during his arrest, the military command and the state-run National News Agency said.

Ahmed Mohammed Salim Jaafar was injured on Wednesday night after the military ambushed him in an area between al-Yammouneh and Dar al-Wasaa.

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ISF Arrests Dangerous Fugitive in Baalbek

Security Forces detained one of the most dangerous fugitives in the eastern Bekaa city of Baalbek as a crackdown on outlaws continued in the area.

The state-run National News Agency reported on Sunday that the Internal Security Forces arrested 49-year-old Gh. W. at Habib Street in the city of Baalbek.

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