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Army arrests four Syrians for illegally entering Lebanon

Lebanese seen in Arsal, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (The Daily Star/Stringer)

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army arrested at dawn Friday four Syrians in the northeastern town of Arsal for illegally crossing into the country, the military said in a statement.

The Army said one of the four threatened to throw a hand grenade at soldiers in the area, adding that the Syrians entered the country on motorcycles and lacked legal papers.

The Syrians were searched and the Army seized military gear, some ammunition as well as the grenade, the statement said.

The four were referred to the relevant judicial authority, the statement added.





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