Army Arrests Armed Syrians in Bekaa after Illegal Crossing

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The Lebanese army has arrested 14 Syrians, some of them armed, after they entered Lebanese territories through illegal crossings, the state-run National News Agency reported Saturday.

NNA said the arrests were made in the eastern Bekaa Valley on Thursday and Friday.

Some of the suspects carried personal firearms and hand grenades, the agency said.

They were temporarily jailed in the Bekaa after the security forces failed to transport them to Beirut over the snowstorm that has blocked major roads.

The Lebanese army later said in a communique that it arrested on Friday night three Syrians at the Wadi Hmeid-Arsal area in northeastern Lebanon for entering Lebanese territories illegally.

The suspects were in a pick-up truck, it said.

The communique added that the army seized from them light arms, ammunition and hand grenades, in addition to wireless communications devices and military gear.

Military units have also arrested in the area of al-Dalhamiyeh in Shouf eight people in three different cars for the possession of arms and ammunition.

Some of them did not have identification papers, the communique said without specifying their nationalities.

Last Sunday, an army communique said a military checkpoint in Wadi Hmeid-Arsal stopped a Kia car carrying no license plates.

The car was transporting four Syrian nationals, among them a woman.

They were in possession of firearms and a number of hand grenades, the communique said.

Comments 9
Thumb saturn 14 December 2013, 10:50

Refugees need to defend themselves, no?

Thumb _mowaten_ 14 December 2013, 17:04

ice-man cut the hypocrisy, you never expressed views, all you do is trolling and harassing users.

Thumb ice-man 14 December 2013, 18:17

@mowaten: Why do you always chant "Ya Hussain" before you post?

Thumb _mowaten_ 16 December 2013, 10:46


Thumb cedars2 14 December 2013, 16:46

Skeleton:"I look forward to meeting you jcamerican"

Thumb cedre 14 December 2013, 18:08

no, too coward for that...

Thumb cedre 15 December 2013, 00:43

i've too much the courage of LAF and army intelligence against palestinians, tabaneh, abra, arsal, ect...
I'm not going to say against sunnis coz it may sound sectarian to some lunatics here...

Missing cowboymicho 15 December 2013, 07:01

Now start arresting armed Palestinians in Lebanon.

Default-user-icon Joe (Guest) 15 December 2013, 09:12

All this hate mongering since 2005 is such a waste of time. The real issue at hand is that our youth (including all the gentlemen spitting poison above) don't have a chance to make a difference, don't have opportunities, and will never be decision makers in a country that is racist, a country ruled by thugs which you insist are your role models. What have these role models ever done for you? Can you ever have the opportunities their children have? Do you think they care about you? How come your opinion changes when their opinion changes when its supposed to be the other way around. Wake the HELL UP!