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Army hunts militants on Syria border

A Lebanese army checkpoint is seen in Ras Baalbek, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army Monday launched an air and ground search for militants who potentially crossed the border into Lebanon from Syria, the National News Agency said.

The state-run agency said the military was looking for the militants and wanted individuals in the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and other border areas to the east.

The search coincided with ongoing clashes between Hezbollah fighters and rebel groups in an attempt by the latter to retake the Qalamoun region. The fighting, which reportedly left seven Hezbollah members killed, took place near the Lebanese border with Syria around the Syrian village of Nahleh.

 

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