Lebanese soldiers atop armored personnel carrier stand at the entrance of Arsal, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Two militants were arrested Friday after soldiers briefly clashed with gunmen on the outskirts of the northeastern border region of Arsal, the Army said.According to the Army statement, soldiers spotted three militants on board a four-wheel drive Chevrolet in Wadi Hmeid, prompting an unit to pursue them. Clashes ensued and while the Army was able to arrest two of the militants, identified as Lebanese Khaled Ammoun and Mohammad Ezzedine, a third gunman fled. The minor clashes came hours after the Army said it had arrested a Lebanese citizen and two Syrians for their suspected involvement in the five-day deadly fighting between the military and gunmen from Syria that erupted on Aug. 2 .
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