Lebanese soldiers carry the coffin of Milad Mohammad Issa during his funeral procession in Rihaniyeh, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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The Lebanese Army came under fire in northern Lebanon once again Thursday as the government struggled to reach a comprehensive plan to secure the release of soldiers held by jihadists near the outskirts of the embattled town of Arsal.Joreige spoke shortly after the military said in a statement that two Army vehicles came under fire from the Misyada Syrian refugee camp in Arsal, prompting the soldiers to respond to fire. An Army post in Arsal came under attack by gunfire earlier from a Syrian refugee camp as troops repelled an infiltration attempt by jihadists in nearby Wadi Hmeid, the military said in another statement. The Army said it arrested 16 Syrians in raids in Akkar after the attack.An Army source said that the attacks in the north and Arsal were part of attempts to target the military, fueled by incitement against the Army carried out by terrorist groups.
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