Army Repels Attack by Gunmen in Arsal

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The army repelled overnight Monday an infiltration attempt by gunmen, who are scattered on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal, al-Joumhouria newspaper reported.

The daily said that armed men opened fire at army posts in the area, compelling soldiers to respond using medium weapons and machineguns.

The army also fired flare bombs to be able to monitor the movement of the armed men.

Jihadists from al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State group are entrenched on the outskirts of Arsal on the porous Syrian-Lebanese border.

They engaged in a bloody fighting with the Lebanese army in August and took with them hostages from the military and police.

The extremists later executed three of them and threatened to kill more if the Lebanese authorities failed to meet their demands, including the release of Islamists jailed in Roumieh.

Meanwhile, the army had detained a Lebanese national, identified as Mohammed Hassan Fleiti, while trying to smuggle a Syrian national into the Wadi Hmeid region in the Bekaa.

According to a communique issued by the army on Sunday night, the two men were arrested and referred to the competent authorities.

The Syrian national was identified as Fadi Abdul Karim al-Bustany.



Comments 4
Default-user-icon karim--. (Guest) 03 November 2014, 07:49

god bless the lebanese army and down down with the iranian funded terrorist militia

Thumb _mowaten_ 03 November 2014, 12:12

iranian funded? you must be one of those delusional trolls posting under random names...

Thumb -phoenix1 03 November 2014, 13:36

Mowaten, why do you respond to a troll? At the end of the day we all suspect that this troll is the same and one person, on another thread, he is even now using my name but as a guest. It just makes us wonder what the hell is the Naharnet Mod team doing? Yesterday was a horrid day in this forum, with our seeing so many sordid and incredible posts laden with the worst insults ever. Is it a member of the mod team, or someone who holds a grudge against us good posters, or against the reputation of Naharnet? Why is Naharnet deleting posts that are 100% clean, is it because such posts are critical of people Naharnet supports? In this case impartiality is lost, and lost totally. Please Mowaten, don't respond to such people, they are trash at best, and you are a person we all respect, even if we disagree with a lot of things you post, but opinion is a national right.

Thumb -phoenix1 03 November 2014, 13:58

And God bless our army, we the people of Lebanon are with you all the way. may you soon control every single part of Lebanon, from North to South, from East to West, every single part of the land. We the people only want our army, even if you impose military rule, we the people support you.