A Lebanese soldier from the special forces unit stands on an APC during a patrol in front a church in Al-Qaa.
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Lebanon should brace for more waves of terror attacks after deadly bombings in the border village of Al-Qaa, security chiefs warned Tuesday.High-level officials were briefed on the attacks that targeted Al-Qaa Monday, suspected of being carried out by Daesh (ISIS).The meeting included Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk, Defense Minister Samir Moqbel, Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi, General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, Internal Security Forces chief Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Basbous, head of the Central Security Council Brig.A total of eight suicide bombers targeted the village Monday, killing five people and wounding 31 others. Al-Qaa is a predominantly Christian village of 12,000 .Additional personnel were brought in overnight to deter any further attacks.In a statement, the Army said 103 Syrians were arrested in Army raids across several areas in the Baalbek governorate, including the villages of Taybeh, Younin, Douris, Tal al-Abyad, and Al-Hamoudia.The Army said in another statement that it had also arrested 124 unregistered Syrians at a refugee camp in the village of Rayhanieh in the Minyeh-Dinnieh district.Machnouk also visited Al-Qaa.
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