2 Gunmen Dead, 2 Soldiers Hurt as Army Intercepts Explosive-Laden Car in Bekaa

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Two Syrians were killed and two Lebanese army soldiers were wounded in a clash Thursday after the army intercepted a car carrying explosives and gunmen in the Western Bekaa area of Hawsh al-Harimeh.

“After the Intelligence Directorate obtained intel that four people were transporting explosives, a patrol from the directorate chased the aforementioned car in Hawsh al-Harimeh and an exchange of gunfire ensued,” said an army statement.

“Two soldiers were wounded and two unidentified gunmen, one wearing a suicide vest, were killed, while two other people were arrested – a Lebanese and a Syrian who was wounded in his legs,” it added.

The army said several types of explosives estimated to weigh around 250 kilograms were found in the car, in addition to a quantity of fuses.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) said the gunmen were members of the extremist al-Nusra Front, identifying one of the wounded army soldiers as Hussein Araji.

On Wednesday, the Lebanese army said troops seized in the Wadi Hmayyed area an arms-laden car coming from Syria and arrested its four Syrian passengers.

Four Syrian nationals were arrested and a quantity of machineguns, pistols, ammunition, military equipment and hand grenades was found in their possession, a statement said.

On September 29, the army announced seizing a Syria-bound truck loaded with “obsolete” ammunition in the border town of Arsal. According to LBCI television, the truck came from the northern border region of Wadi Khaled.

On September 25, the army said a Syrian man was killed and two others were wounded after troops fired on a van that failed to stop at a checkpoint in Arsal.

And three gunmen were arrested by the army on August 8 as they tried to infiltrate the Bekaa border town of Arsal from Syria. Weapons and a suicide vest were found in their possession according to an army statement.

Comments 17
Thumb EagleDawn 24 October 2013, 16:55

You are blessed with a sectarian terrorist party and its hateful followers.... that is what you have done:)

Thumb cityboy 24 October 2013, 17:15

Great observation the_roar, but you are asking for too much of some on here to acknowledge the obvious, instead, get ready for the regular onslaught of you being a hezbo terrorist supporter and a Sunni hater. I cant speak for others, but I am one that is grateful for the sacrifices of HA for helping to restore pride and dignity into Lebanon and to ensuring that this country remains free. I cant recall who said it on here, but HA is like a vanguard of Lebanon and its citizens, and that also includes ensuring that no Lebanese government becomes an authoritarian entity acting on behalf of one sect or for an external party. This apparently is a no no for the Saudi monarchs.

Thumb _mowaten_ 24 October 2013, 17:17

wow almost a week went by without mentioning the 6 year old red line.
6 years went by and you still mention it all the time, shame you still havent learned to quote it correctly.
nasrallah said the refugees and the camp was a red line, but he said the fath el islam members should be brought to justice.

his concern was to avoid destroying the camp, killing civilians and making the refugees be refugees for the 2nd time. when we saw how events unfolded, and with the camp still not rebuilt yet, seems he was right (once more)

Thumb _mowaten_ 24 October 2013, 17:19

get over it texas, hezbollah serves the country and the army knows it. they will not fight it just because of a bunch of traitors are dying to make israel a big hefty present.

Thumb cityboy 24 October 2013, 17:42

I see this will be a heated discussion today, but just want to say before I go that mowaten, the_roar, Ft and a few others. you do deserve to be called paid posters, and I think it should be Naharnet that pays up because its posters like you that make the forums on this site interesting and informative to read. I also commend a few m14 posters like phoenix1 for adding substance to these forums as well, even though I find I am often in opposition to his views. Cheers.

Thumb EagleDawn 24 October 2013, 20:33

city-boy is mowaten:) It has been known for a while.

Thumb cityboy 24 October 2013, 17:47

lol great analogy.

Thumb primesuspect 24 October 2013, 19:19

ANALogy, the science of Wat u seem 2 enjoy. Keep it coming pls.

Thumb _mowaten_ 24 October 2013, 18:40


Thumb _mowaten_ 24 October 2013, 18:41

resistance weapons are welcome, terrorist ones are not. live with it and eat your hearts out.

Thumb Dr.I.Mughniyeh_theheadless 24 October 2013, 19:45

Ali Mamlouk, dammit cut that out!

Missing -karim_m1-- 24 October 2013, 21:17

God bless the Lebanese arming for fighting FSA-Al Qaeda's terrorism.

Missing helicopter 24 October 2013, 21:22

Mowaten and the_roar,
We do not need/want HA to serve the country through an entity that pledges loyalty to Iran/Ayatolah first and foremost. We want the protection of Lebanon and all Lebanese to through its Institutions and armed forces. If HA wants to merge its weapons an trined men with our armed forces and pledge to place Lebanon over Iran then we can have a discussion on this. Until then, HA is considered an outlawed militia that is blackmailing our citizens and armed forces by the threat of civil unrest and even armed conflict with the State if its demands are not met or its arms are touched.

Thumb lebanon_first 24 October 2013, 21:46

mowaten. Resistance against what? Same old lame israel excuse?
Come on.. we need resistance against Syria today.

Thumb lebanon_first 24 October 2013, 21:50

Chopper... Your last sentence is a piece of art.

Thumb lebanon_first 24 October 2013, 21:52

mowaten. 7 yrs went by since HA invited israel and you still mention and think of israel all the time while the problem is Assadists and Qaeda.

Default-user-icon Hammerhead (Guest) 25 October 2013, 00:52

After reading all this nonsense, I can only conclude that our army is our only salvation. A strong Christian President backed by our army has to play the age old role of diffusing and preventing our Shiia and Sunni brethren from cutting each others throats. The Shiia in the near future will be screaming rape just as the Sunnis are today, and the cycle goes on. When will these prehistoric animosities end?
Roar: Give it a rest man! Assad virtually destroyed the SSNP, what is left of them is now part of their intelligence arm tasked with the planting of car bombs and assassinations. Be realistic and except the fact that Antion's Saad's party is gone, go find yourself a different tune to dance to. As for any true SSNP members still alive, I can comfortably assure you that you will be avenged. Assad will fall.