A man blocks the road with burning tires after the kidnapping of Ibrahim Shiha in Riyaq, Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Ousama Kadiri)
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Three rocket hit the northeast Lebanon villages of Nabi Othman and Labweh Friday but left no casualties, security sources said, in the second rocket attack targeting Bekaa Valley villages associated with Hezbollah this week.Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr Friday charged eight Lebanese men, six of them at large, with belonging to the Nusra Front and attempting to carry out terrorist attacks, opening fire on Lebanese soldiers and arms possession.Judicial sources told The Daily Star the two men who were detained were part of an eight-member armed ring that opened fire on Lebanese troops during this week's crackdown to restore Tripoli's stability.They said the other six men managed to flee after exchanging fire with soldiers during a military raid in the northern city earlier this week.The ISF also arrested five Lebanese men and a Syrian for possessing cocaine, Captagon and Lexotanil pills in the eastern town of Dahr al-Baidar, according to a statement released Friday.
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