Lebanon

Lebanese Army Firmly Controls Hamra Hill on Ras Baalbek Barrens

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The Lebanese Army on Friday firmly controlled Hamra Hill on the barrens of Ras Baalbek, northeastern Lebanon, after expelling the terrorists who infiltrated into it in the morning.

In a statement, the Lebanese army noted that a number of soldiers were martyred or injured and that the clashes claimed several terrorists.

The statement asserted that the Lebanese army is intensifying its measures at the Lebanese-Syrian borders to encounter all the terrorist attacks and infiltration attempts.

The Lebanese army had fought off on Friday morning an attack launched by hundreds of takfiri terrorists on the way to Hamra hill in Ras Baalbek barrens, east of the country, Al-Manar correspondent reported.

An advanced surveillance post of the army is located in the area of clashes, 13 kilometers apart from Ras Baalbek.

The army brought in reinforcements to deal with the worst attack of its kind since August in the area, fighting fierce clashes and inflicting heavy casualties among militants.

It was expected, especially after the siege of the latest storm on the militants to carry out attacks in order to find outlets for them in the barren.

Syria was hit by a violent unrest since mid-March 2011, where the western media reports accuse countries, mainly the USA, Turkey and Saudi Arabia of orchestrating the civil conflict in the country and providing terrorist groups with money, weapons and trained mercenaries.

On May 2011, Syrian army launched a wide-scale operation against armed groups and gunmen operating in the country, who started to escape the army blows and infiltrate illegally to Lebanon.

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