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Syrian Air Force strikes
Arsal border region

BEIRUT - The Syrian Air Force targeted militants in the Al-Rahwa border area near the recently embattled Beqaa town of Arsal with air-to-ground missiles, NOW’s correspondent reported on Wednesday.

 

The airstrikes also targeted the Al-Zamrani crossing on the Syrian side of the border. No injuries have been reported so far, according to the correspondent.

 

On August 2, fighting between the LAF and Syrian militant groups erupted in Arsal after soldiers arrested a jihadist, prompting extremists to open fire on army positions and storm a police station.

 

Five days later the militants withdrew from the town and redeployed along the border with Syria, after a series of clashes with the Lebanese army that left 19 soldiers, 16 civilians and dozens of jihadists dead.