The Lebanese army managed to killed dozens of terrorists in Arsal barrens in the last three days, Lebanese daily as-Safir reported on Monday.
The paper quoted well informed sources as saying that more than 50 terrorists including their commanders were killed in the army campaign in Arsal barrens in the last 72 hours. The sources noted there are aerial photos that confirm the blow they had received.Lebanese army in Arsal
The army also carried out an arrest campaign, according to the sources.
140 persons were arrested; most of them are Syrians. 35 of these detainees confessed their involvement in the fight against the army or preparing terrorist attacks against the military institution, the paper said.
The army decided to tighten the grip on all passages leading to Arsal barrens in order to cut the supply route of the terrorists, especially the gas oil.
The sources said that the army measures prompted the militants to stage IED attacks against the army, noting that the military institution is taking this threat into consideration as it will take precautionary measures and it will not be blackmailed by the terrorists’ threats.