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Lebanese army raids Daesh position, arrest four terrorists

5 August 2016 7:38

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Lebanese military forces have raided a position of the Takfiri Daesh militant group in the town of Arsal close to the Syrian border, and arrested at least four terror suspects.

An army unit stormed a house in the Wadi Ata area of the northeastern town, situated about 124 kilometers (77 miles) northeast of the capital Beirut, on Thursday and managed to arrest four terrorists after engaging in a firefight with them, the state-run National News Agency reported.

The four men, one of whom died later of his wounds, were identified as Lebanese nationals Tareq al-Fliti and Sameh al-Breidi plus two Syrians, whose identities were not immediately available.

They were charged with involvement in terrorist attacks against army soldiers, acts of terror, executions and killings.

Lebanon has witnessed the infiltration of Takfiri terrorists from neighboring Syria ever since foreign-sponsored militants began their campaign of terror in the Arab country in March 2011.

Many Lebanese civilians and security forces have been targeted by militant bombings in the country since then.

On July 21, fighters from the Hezbollah resistance movement pounded Daesh positions on the outskirts of the predominantly-Christian town of Qaa, located a few kilometers (miles) from the Syrian border, killing scores of the extremists.

A notorious Daesh commander, known by the nom de guerre Abu Khattab, was also killed during a Hezbollah operation near Qaa earlier that month.

At least six people lost their lives and nearly 20 others sustained injuries in a series of explosions in Qaa on June 27. Hezbollah denounced the blasts, saying that some countries and entities in the Middle East and across the globe are offering covert and overt support to Takfiri terrorists.

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