Lebanese soldiers drive in Ras al-Harf, in a convoy heading to the village of Tfail, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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Hezbollah fighters entered Tfail in east Lebanon over the weekend in search of Syrian opposition fighters reportedly seeking refuge in the embattled village, according to the local mukhtar and residents.Ali Ashoum, Tfail's mukhtar, told The Daily Star Hezbollah fighters entered the villageSaturday morning in "a calm and orderly manner". The fighters have stationed themselves in three buildings in the village and are "significant in number," according to resident Omar Saadeddine, who is in direct contact with the Tfail residents that remained in the village after the bulk fled to Arsal.For the mukhtar, Hezbollah's presence in the village was prompted by media reports that opposition fighters were hiding in Tfail.In the past day, about 150 families arrived to Arsal from the village, according to Zeinab, a local who fled 15 days ago.
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