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One Soldier Dead as Gunmen Attack Army in Northeast Lebanon

One Soldier Dead as Gunmen Attack Army in Northeast Lebanon

Monday, 13 July, 2020 - 09:00
FILE PHOTO: Lebanese army soldiers gesture as they sit on their military vehicles in the town of Ras Baalbek, Lebanon August 21, 2017. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho/ File Photo
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Gunmen opened fire on several army positions and a patrol in northeast Lebanon’s Baalbek region overnight, killing one soldier, the military command said on Monday.


"A number of armed (men) fired at a patrol belonging to the army and military centers...which led to the martyrdom of one of the soldiers," it said in a communique.


The attack took place on the same day a wanted individual, identified as Abbas al-Masri, opened fire in the air at the Doures military checkpoint, said the army command.


The guards at the checkpoint fired back, injuring al-Masri and another man who was in the same vehicle with him, it stated.


They were taken to a hospital in Baalbek, the communique added.


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