Lebanese soldiers patrol the border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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A shootout by the Lebanese Armed Forces at the entrance of Arsal wounded a local resident Thursday, after security scares amped up the Army's crackdown on Syrian rebel groups in Lebanon's border region.The vice chairman of Arsal's municipality, Ahmad al Flaiti expressed his fear of escalating security threats in the village's outskirts due to rising tension in adjacent Syrian territories.According to Flaiti, the outskirts of Arsal have become dominated by armed rebels who have withdrawn from Syrian regions reclaimed by Assad's forces.
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