Three Lebanese troops killed on Syria border
Military source said gunmen opened fire before fleeing across border
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Gunmen opened fire on a military checkpoint in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley today, killing three soldiers before fleeing to the nearby Syrian border, a Lebanese military source said.
The source said two of the soldiers died in the attack, near the town of Arsal, and a third died later in hospital.
The border areas around Arsal are used by Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad to smuggle weapons and fighters from Lebanon across into Syria, and the region has seen previous clashes between the Lebanese military and gunmen.
In February, four Lebanese soldiers and two gunmen were killed in a gunfight near Arsal.
The shooting came as Syrian soldiers, backed by Lebanon's militant Hezbollah fighters, continued an assault on the nearby Syrian border town of Qusair to drive out rebels.
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Lauren Goodger sex tape: Reality TV star calls for tougher laws on revenge porn after intimate video leaks online
Israel-Gaza conflict: President Obama presses Netanyahu to call ‘immediate and unconditional’ Gaza ceasefire
Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
Zayn Malik on Israel-Gaza: One Direction singer bombarded with Twitter death threats after posting #FreePalestine
£28000 - £30000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: An ambitious...
£50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits: Progressive Recruitment: Senior SAP MM C...
competitive: Progressive Recruitment: SAP BW BO - 6 MONTHS - LONDON London (Gr...
£40000 - £45000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: Job Title: HSE Mana...