Lebanese army soldiers patrol near the site where suicide bomb attacks took place in the Christian village of Qaa, in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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The Lebanese Army Saturday upped security measures in a border village in northeastern Lebanon and closed down border crossings with Syria.The state-run National News Agency said that infantry units and army patrols began early Saturday morning in the town of Arsal and near the entrances of Syrian makeshift camps in the area. The mayor of the restive northeastern border town of Arsal Friday announced that a curfew will be imposed on Syrian refugees starting July 25, citing what he said was an increase in crime.Following eight suicide bombings in the border town of Al-Qaa last month, which killed five people, Baalbek-Hermel Gov. Bashir Khodor also imposed a curfew on Syrians.
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