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THURSDAY, 17 APR 2014
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Lebanon Army arrests four Syrians in Arsal
Lebanese seen in Arsal, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
Lebanese seen in Arsal, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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HERMEL/BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army arrested Sunday four Syrians for possession of arms in the outskirts of the border town of Arsal, northeast of Lebanon. The four were on board a vehicle coming from Syria.

In a statement, the Army said the car which lacked a license plate was stopped at a military checkpoint near Wadi Hmayyed in Arsal, adding that the four Syrians on board a Kia also lacked Identification Cards.

The Army said it confiscated weapons and a number of hand grenades from the car and the detainees were transferred to the concerned judicial authorities.

Speaking to The Daily Star on condition of anonymity, a security source identified three of the Syrians as Adnan al-Sheikh Abdel-Qader, Abdel-Aziz Barouk and Khaldoun Hussein.

The source also said that the vehicle contained a motorcycle, a number of Kalashnikovs and 10 telecommunication devices.

Meanwhile, al-Manar Television said the Syrian Army seized Lebanon-bound explosives-laden vehicles in the town of Nabak in Qalamoun, a mountainous region where Hezbollah-backed regime forces have launched a military campaign to root out rebel groups.

The Hezbollah-affiliated station aired what it said was footage of an ambulance truck, two vans and a Kia which were rigged with explosives and rockets.

The report said the vehicles were rigged in Syria and were ready to be transferred to Lebanon via Arsal where residents are known to be staunch supporters of the Syrian opposition.

Arsal has also recently received a large influx of Syrian refugees as a result of ongoing battles in Qalamoun between Hezbollah-backed regime forces and Syrian rebel groups.

Al-Manar also said that the vehicle which was detonated outside the Iranian Embassy of Beirut last month was rigged in the Syrian town of Yabroud.

The Municipality of Arsal banned last week vehicles with Syrian license plates to be driven in the town for security reasons.

Hezbollah Chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said in an interview earlier this week that the resistance group's presence in Syria was a preemptive strike on radical takfiri groups who were making their way into Lebanon.

He also said that the explosives-rigged vehicles which were used in two attacks in Beirut's southern suburbs were prepared in Arsal.

 
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