Lebanese soldier killed while dismantling bomb near Syria

A Lebanese soldier was killed while dismantling an explosive device outside the town of Arsal on the border with Syria on Wednesday, security sources said. The death comes a day after gunmen who crossed from Syria into the nearby mountainous border town of Ras Baalbek killed six Lebanese soldiers when they ambushed a patrol near […]

Arsal mayor blames Hezbollah for the deadly clash

Ali al-Hojeiri , Mayor of the eastern Lebanon town of Arsal accused Hezbollah of implicating the Lebanese army’s intelligence in the Arsal incident to “settle scores” with Syrian revolution activist Khaled Hmayed. “What happened was an ambush set against Arsal residents in order to make them clash with the army,”