Animals graze near the Qalamoun mountains, a major rebel bastion near the Lebanese border near Ras al-Ain village in Damascus countryside, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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The Lebanese Army deployed heavily Saturday along the Lebanese-Syrian border in the northern Bekaa valley region, hours after a report emerged that a major terrorist attack was thwarted.The Army deployed in the Baalbek villages of Al-Qaa, Ras Baalbek, Fakiha, Meqraq, Labweh, Swanieh, Nahleh, Younin, Maqneh, Bizalieh, Nabi Othman and Arsal in a bid to curb all illegal entry into Lebanese territories, namely of gunmen coming from Syria, the source explained.A plan earlier this week by Syrian armed rebels to kidnap Lebanese soldiers in a bid to swap them with Islamists held at the Roumieh prison was foiled, security sources told As-Safir newspaper in comments published Saturday.
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