Lebanese Army Arrests 350 in Arsal Raids, Including ISIL Members
The Lebanese army has detained some 350 people, including members of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group, during raids on Syrian refugee camps in the northeastern border town of Arsal, a security source says.
Early on Friday, Lebanese troops raided two Syrian refugee camps in the area. During the raids, five bombers attacked the soldiers while a sixth militant threw a hand grenade at a patrol.
The Lebanese military said seven soldiers were injured and a girl was killed as one of the assailants blew himself up in the midst of a family of refugees.
An explosive device also went off during a manhunt for suspected militants in one of the refugee camps, the army said, adding four others were defused.
The security source said the raids were part of a major security sweep in an area that has been a flash point.
The army reportedly conducted the raids after intelligence reports said that militants were preparing to carry out a series of assaults inside Lebanon.