BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon: A clash between the Lebanese Army and wanted individuals Monday led to the death of one man and the wounding of another in east Lebanon, security sources told The Daily Star.
The sources identified the casualty of the shooting in Brital, east Lebanon, as Qassem Tlais.
His brother, Mohammad, was also wounded in the Army raid, they added.
They said a third wanted man was arrested in the raid.
An army statement issued later in the day said the third wanted individual who was arrested in the raid was a Syrian national.
Security sources said the Army enhanced its presence in the Bekaa Valley following the shooting and launched patrols in search of gunmen.
In October the Lebanese military launched a security crackdown in the east of the country. The Army plan came after a spree of kidnappings in the area raised regional and local concerns.