Army Dismantles 50-Kilogram Bomb in Arsal

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The army on Friday defused an explosive device weighing around 50 kilograms in the Bekaa border town of Arsal.

The bomb was discovered as an army force was conducting an inspection patrol in the Arsal area of Ras al-Sarj, according to an army statement.

The 50-kilo explosive device was placed “in a camouflaged way inside a garbage bin,” the army said.

It noted that the bomb was set for remote detonation.

“The patrol immediately cordoned off the location and a military expert arrived and defused it as Military Police launched a probe into the incident,” the army added.

On Wednesday, a patrol for the army intelligence found three bags containing 66 kilograms of chemicals that can be used for making bombs in the Arsal area of Ain al-Shaab.

And on September 11, the army dismantled a booby-trapped car containing 100 kilograms of explosives in the same area in Arsal. The vehicle had a Syrian license plate.

Attackers had on Sep. 19 detonated a roadside bomb as an army truck passed by on a road near Arsal, killing three soldiers and wounding two others.

Militants from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front overran Arsal last month and engaged in heavy battles with the army.

The fighters withdrew to Syria but took with them hostages from the military and the Internal security Forces. They have beheaded three of them.

Arsal's outskirts are still witnessing sporadic clashes between the army and the gunmen.

Lebanon has seen a string of deadly car bomb attacks linked to Syria's war, most of which were claimed by Syria-based extremist groups.


Comments 9
Thumb ex-fpm 03 October 2014, 15:58

The minute the LAF does its job and goes after the criminals of HA, it will be another story. Just ask Ziad Rahbani what happens when you open your mouth and dare to criticize the hizb. So, as usual the mouthpiece poses irrelevant questions.

Missing imagine_1979 03 October 2014, 16:02

Wawou bill what a great comment, u cornered us so much, well if hezbos wanted for assassination of lebanese politicians are not caught, if hezbos found trafiking butros harb elevator get relaxed, if hezbos can kill in daylight (hachem salman) and no lawsuite filed, if hezbos can kill a lebanese army officer put it on israel then forced to admit the assassination bc the pilot was still alive gets only 6months jail, 6months that's how much hezbos get a lebanese army officer killed on duty on a hellicopter...
Isn't it a banana republic??? Can u answer this??
U are cheering a shiite version of da3ech engaged in jihadist duty in irak/yemen/syria/lebanon and with supreme leader a senile fanatic khomeyini...
Man go have some chupachups...

Missing imagine_1979 03 October 2014, 16:04


Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 03 October 2014, 16:37

god bless our LAF

Default-user-icon roar from dahyeh (Guest) 03 October 2014, 17:01

I love your tough online image bills

Thumb _mowaten_ 03 October 2014, 18:57

another demonstration of how you guys constantly speak BS.
all accesses to dahiyeh have a LAF checkpoint and the security there is under their control.
arsal mayor cried and yelled when the LAF tried to control what goes in and out of arsal.

Missing .karim-. 03 October 2014, 19:01

Arsal needs to be cleaned from all the terrorists that infest it.

Default-user-icon Major General Al-Sayyed (Guest) 03 October 2014, 21:31

Did this fall out of Michel Samaha's Mercedes as he was bringing it to Lebanon a special gift from the brotherly Syrian president himself.

Missing cedars 04 October 2014, 03:27

They are not allowed in you bonehead so how could they be killed? Ever read about electricity employees or darak getting assaulted when they come near their area or assa in jbeil.