Army Lieutenant Colonel Noureddine Jamal, who was killed in clashes with armed militants in Arsal, is carried in a white coffin by his friends and colleagues, during his funeral in Beirut August 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/ Mahmoud Kheir)
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The Army's 40-year-old Lt. Col. Noureddine Jamal, who died during clashes in Arsal, was laid to rest Monday in the Bashoura cemetery, in a funeral that gathered hundreds of his friends, colleagues and supporters.The Tariq al-Jadideh born Jamal was enrolled in the army in 1990, and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2012 .Jamal was one of the 11 troops mourned by the Lebanese Army over the weekend, after being killed in the Army's clashes with extremist militants in the eastern village of Arsal.Three young Army recruits were also killed by the Syrian militants, with the oldest, Hassan Mehieddine from Fakiha in Baalbek, aged less than 22 years.
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