Mourners carry the coffin of Lt. Col. Noureddine Jamal during his funeral procession in Bashoura, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Distraught family members and hundreds of friends, colleagues and supporters bid farewell Monday to the Army's 40-year-old Lt. Col. Noureddine Jamal, killed in clashes with Islamist militants in Arsal. A crowd of around 500 people, many in uniform, accompanied the last trip of Jamal's body, which rested in a white coffin covered with a Lebanese flag. Halabi lauded Jamal's courage and dedication to his military duty.Jamal, who hailed from Al-Tariq al-Jadideh, enrolled in the Army in 1990, and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 2012 .After the funeral, members of the Lebanese security forces gathered outside Jamal's family home in Al-Tariq al-Jadideh.Jamal was one of 11 troops mourned by the Lebanese Army over the weekend. He was killed in the Army's clashes with extremist militants in Arsal.
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