Lebanese army advances in border town, finds 50 bodies
04 August 2014 11:55
CAIRO - Lebanese soldiers in armored vehicles advanced into a border town that was attacked by Islamists in an incursion from Syria at the weekend, finding the bodies of 50 militants, a Lebanese security official said.
The army kept up an artillery bombardment of Arsal, a Sunni town by the border, Reuters witnesses said.
At least 13 Lebanese soldiers have been killed in the fighting, which erupted after the Lebanese security forces arrested a militant Islamist leader on Saturday.