Report: 12 Jihadists Arrested in Army Ambush in Arsal

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The Lebanese army on Sunday arrested 12 Syrian gunmen in an ambush east of the border town of Arsal, the state-run National News Agency reported.

The 12 men are suspected of belonging to armed terrorist groups that took part in the battles with the army earlier this month.

The Jihadists overran the town on August 2 when the military arrested an al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front member Imad Jomaa.

Scores of soldiers were killed and wounded in the battles that ensued the attack, which ended with a ceasefire on August 7.

A military official denied to Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) the arrest of terrorists on Sunday.

The official, who was not identified, said that the army apprehended in Arsal five Syrians for not having identification cards.

Comments 3
Thumb Marc 17 August 2014, 20:53

Why do you call them Jihadists?? Please replace that word with Terrorists

Thumb Marc 17 August 2014, 21:05

Everyone who carries weapons outside the state security forces and army is a thug in my book

Default-user-icon Georges (Guest) 18 August 2014, 08:10

Nyel Lebanese with these enlightened people...why did God came to Earth through his son Jesus ? We are all the children of God, we will be judged for our acts.