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 […]
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,”
The mayor of the Bekaa town of Arsal Ali al Hujairi called for stationing UNIFIL troops along the border with Syria if the Lebanese army is incapable of protect the Lebanese citizens. Hujairi told New TV following the killing of a Lebanese citizen and wounding of two others by the Syrian security forces
Two Lebanese men were detained on suspicion of smuggling arms into Syria through the Bekaa town of Arsal. Military judge Imad al-Zein questioned the two, who were identified by their first names as Wael and Bahaa, and subsequently issued an order authorizing their continued detention .