Lebanese Army Arrests 10 Suspected Militants in Raid near Syrian Border

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Lebanon's army said it arrested ten suspected members of militant groups on Saturday after they came over the northeastern border from Syria, and a security source said a local Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) commander was killed in the same raid.

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No army personnel were reported injured or killed in the raid on Arsal, a town which militants briefly overran in 2014.

The army says it stages regular operations against ISIL and former al Qaeda-linked militants in the mountainous region, Reuters reported.

"An army unit carried out a swift raid at dawn today in Arsal, resulting in the arrest of 10 dangerous terrorists who had previously infiltrated it," the military statement said.

A number of attacks in Lebanon in recent years have been linked to the war in Syria, where Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance group is fighting against Daesh terrorists.

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