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.

Lebanese Army Arrests 10 Suspected Militants in Raid near Syrian Border

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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