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Several Lebanese soldiers killed in clashes with Takfiri militants

Iran Press TV

Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:23PM

Clashes between the Lebanese army and Takfiri militants have claimed the lives of several Lebanese soldiers near the Syrian border.

'There are martyrs and wounded men among the ranks of the Lebanese army, and we have killed and injured several of the attackers," a Lebanese military source said on Friday.

Earlier in the day, the Takfiri militants launched a massive attack on army positions near the Lebanese village of Ras Baalbek close to the Syrian border.

Ras Baalbek is located near the town of Arsal where Takfiris killed and kidnapped two dozen Lebanese soldiers in August 2014.

Over the past months, Lebanon has been suffering from terrorist attacks by Takfiri militants and random rocket attacks, which are viewed as a spillover of the conflict in Syria.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 200,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.

Takfiri groups, with members from several Western countries, control swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.


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