Lebanon News

Army detains two, fired upon in Baalbek

Since the uprising in Syria started the Baalbek-Hermel region including Arsal has been restless.

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army said it detained two people for possession of arms in Baalbek Sunday, adding that it came under fire during a separate raid in the region.

“In the framework of its anti-smuggling operations along the border, the Army detained a man in Labweh wanted for several arrest warrants Sunday, who was accompanied by another man [at the time],” a statement issued by the military said.

The military confiscated medium sized weaponry and ammunition found in the two men’s car. They were handed over to concerned authority.

Separately, the Army said a military unit was shot at during a raid to capture a man in Sharawna in Baalbek, prompting soldiers to respond to the sources of fire.

“[The Army] is conducting wide raids to apprehend the perpetrators,” it added.





Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (

comments powered by Disqus



Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here