File - Lebanese army intelligence stand near a car rigged with explosives that was dismantled by military experts on the main Arsal-Labweh road, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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Recent threats made by the Nusra Front in Lebanon to Shiite soldiers of the Lebanese Army over their alleged involvement in the fighting in Syria are part of a renewed attempt to instigate more dangerous terrorist activities on Lebanese soil, reliable sources recently revealed.It also said that there were some Shiite members of the army who were fighting in Syria.The security source pointed out that extremist fighters have also been sneaking into Syria from Lebanon, and that the Lebanese Army had managed to detain some of them.According to information made available to The Daily Star, Lebanese fighters snuck into Syria a week ago through the Arsal-Wadi Hamid road toward Raqqa province to join the Free Syrian Army's Green Battalion, formed by Syrian dissident Major Nidal Walid Bakkour, 38 . Bakkour joined the Syrian air force academy in 1996 and graduated in 1998 as a lieutenant specializing in ground radars.
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