An aerial view shows Syrian refugee tent camp in Arsal, Friday, June 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army Website, HO)
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The Lebanese Army Friday arrested five Syrians suspected of having ties to terrorist groups in the Bekaa Valley border town of Arsal, amid a crackdown following a series of violent incidents over drug disputes or rivalry between pro- and anti-Assad men.Security sources in the Bekaa Valley said the arrests were made during a raid at a Syrian refugee site near Arsal.Meanwhile, Lebanese troops, backed by two helicopter gunships, intensified patrols near the border with Syria.The Army has also fortified its checkpoints in the Bekaa Valley, according to the source.
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