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Army Arrests Two Suspects, Comes under Fire during Hermel Raids

The army conducted raids in the eastern town of Hereml on Thursday, arresting two people wanted on a number of charges, it announced in a statement.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) identified the suspects as Imad Nassereddine and Mohammed al-Dennaoui.

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Report: Tit-for-Tat Abductions between Hizbullah, FSA

Hizbullah and the Free Syrian Army engaged in tit-for-tat kidnappings triggered by the conflict in the neighboring country Syria as media reports said that armed clashes occurred between the two sides.

According to al-Joumhouria newspaper published on Thursday, Hizbullah kidnapped two people suspected of belonging to the FSA.

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One Wounded Overnight Car Explosion in Hermel

One person was wounded Thursday night when his car caught on fire and later exploded in the Bekaa, reported the National News Agency.

It said that Dhu al-Fiqar Nasreddine was lightly injured when his black Honda Accord caught on fire in the Hermel region in the Bekaa.

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Report: 27 People Kidnapped in a Year across Lebanon

Twenty-Seven kidnapping cases occurred in Lebanon, particularly in the Bekaa, within a year, An Nahar newspaper reported on Monday.

According to a security report obtained by the daily, the abductions were carried out by19 wanted suspects, most of whom reside in the eastern towns of Balbaak and Hermel, and three others from the Shouf region.

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Security Forces Continue Crackdown on Cannabis Fields in Bekaa

The Internal Security Forces and Army resumed on Saturday the crackdown on cannabis fields in the eastern Bekaa.

The Directorate General of ISF issued a communique saying that 130 dunums of cannabis crops were destroyed in the village of Hermel in the Bekaa.

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Two Killed, Four Wounded in Shooting between Security Forces, Drug Smuggler

Two people were killed on Saturday in a shooting between security forces and a wanted drug smuggler in al-Hermel in the Bekaa, announced the security forces in a statement.

It said that the suspect, Hassan A., opened fire at an anti-drug police patrol when it became suspicious of the vehicle he was driving in.

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