Aoun visits soldiers wounded in Friday’s suicide attack. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army, HO)
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Heavy clashes erupted over the weekend between rival militant groups along Lebanon's northeastern border, with some wounded militants reportedly taken to Lebanese hospitals for treatment.Although several sources could not confirm the reason for the clashes, others explained that the conflict was sparked by a Daesh assault on positions controlled by Saraya Ahl al-Sham.Militants belonging to Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham briefly overran Arsal in August 2014, taking over 30 soldiers and police hostage.The WMC also tweeted that Jabhat Fatah al-Sham had requested the Red Cross transfer eight of its wounded militants to hospitals, with help from the Lebanese Army.The Army and Red Cross could be directly reached for comment.Meanwhile, Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun Saturday visited soldiers wounded in a suicide bombing Friday.
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