Lebanon News

Army troops clash with Hezbollah members

BEIRUT: Army soldiers and armed Hezbollah members engaged in a brief confrontation Friday, the Central News Agency reported. 

The head of Army Intelligence in the Bekaa Valley Brig. Gen. Abdelsalam Samhat asked the armed Hezbollah members to remove a checkpoint they had erected on the road leading to the village of Labweh, but the men refused. 

The Army Intelligence convoy drove away toward the city of Baalbek, and both sides fired several warning shots in the air, the CNA reported. 

Half an hour later, a second confrontation occurred between soldiers and a different group of Hezbollah members, who were also erecting checkpoints near the village of Nabi Othman. 

The CNA learned that contacts between the Army Command and Hezbollah officials helped contain the incident.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 08, 2014, on page 3.




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