BEIRUT - Eight Lebanese soldiers were killed in clashes with gunmen that continued overnight in and around the border town of Arsal near Syria, the army said on Sunday.

"The army continued its military operations throughout the night and until this morning in the area of Arsal and its environs as it pursued armed groups and clashed with them," the army said in a statement.

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"Eight martyrs from the army fell during these clashes and there were a number of wounded."

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