This undated file picture shows Sheikh Bilal Duqmaq. (The Daily Star/File)
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Lebanese authorities arrested 23 suspects in fresh raids in the Bekaa Valley Wednesday, but failed to prevent the murder of a Lebanese national despite the security crackdown, now in its seventh day.The Army raided a house in the town of Al-Marj in the Western Bekaa, where it arrested four wanted suspects and seized three rifles, ammunition and unspecified military equipment, according to an Army statement released Wednesday. The Army also arrested 19 Syrians in the city of Baalbek and the Baalbek villages of Hawsh Tal Safieh and Taybeh on charges of entering Lebanese territory illegally. The General Security had cordoned off the city of Baalbek Tuesday as Lebanese soldiers raided homes in search of criminals.
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