New TV reported on Sunday that the Lebanese army arrested earlier in the day 39 “armed Syrians” along the border in the Qaa area

The report added that a truck loaded with weapons that was attempting to cross from Syria into northern Lebanon was also seized .

Thousands of Syrians have fled the unrest in their country since the beginning of protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in mid-March 2011.

The Syrian regime has repeatedly blamed “armed terrorist groups” for the unrest and said weapons were being smuggled to Syria through Lebanon.

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