The confiscated weapons. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army Website, HO)
BEIRUT: A Lebanese Army unit Monday detained 21 gunmen, mostly Syrians, trying to cross into Lebanon through a northern border region of the country, a statement from the military said.
Nineteen of the gunmen are Syrian, the rest Lebanese, the military said, adding that the arrests were carried out in the northern Akkar region of Wadi Khaled near the border with Syria.
The military said an AK-47, two pistols, 30 cellular phones, a laptop and money of different currencies were confiscated during the arrests.
The authorities have launched an investigation, the military said.
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