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The Lebanese Army Monday regained control of a strategic hill overlooking the northeastern town of Arsal, where three-day clashes between the military and militants from Syria have killed 14 soldiers.In the worst Syria-linked violence in Lebanon, the Army said the clashes with "Takfiri, terrorist groups" killed 14 soldiers and wounded 86 others, while 22 were still missing.At least 12 civilians have died as a result of the fighting, including five, while 50 militants were killed, the source said, adding that the military arrested three in a raid Sunday that freed two wounded soldiers. The Army said it deployed reinforcements and strengthened its posts in the town with dozens of Armored Personnel Carriers seen entering Arsal, where thousands of militants poured in Saturday afternoon. The Army, which fought back against fierce clashes overnight Sunday, is planning to establish a defensive line to protect the eastern town from attacks from Syrian territory, a security source told The Daily Star earlier Monday.The source explained that the Army was willing to go beyond Arsal in its military campaign and attack the militants' lines on the town's periphery.
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