Lebanon: Bomb in Arsal wounds soldiers and the army arrests tens of civilians

Orient Net 2016-08-16 07:10:00

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Lebanese state media say that a roadside bomb near the country’s eastern border with Syria has wounded two Lebanese soldiers.

The National News Agency says the explosion struck an army vehicle in the Arsal region in eastern Lebanon near Syria border and that the wounds sustained by the troops were minor.

The blast was followed by the soldiers opening fire with heavy weapons at militant positions nearby.

Lebanese army early today arrested tens of civilians in Arsal following the blast.

Activists reported that the Lebanese army arrested 50 people in Ras al-Sarj in Arsal area following the blast accusing them of terrorism without sufficient evidence.

Activist Abu al- Jud called on all international organizations to enter Arsal and said that we, as Syrians, accuse Hezbollah of perpetrating the terrorist explosion in its attempt to escalate the situation in Arsal and to involve the Lebanese army in Hezbollah battles in Syria.

Abu al-Jud added that international organizations are asked to come to Arsal and to observe the situation of Syrian in camps adding that we demand that the Syrian political opposition talk about Arsal and about the suffering of Syrian refugees there.