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10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters
10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters

Clashes raging between Syrian Islamist rebels and Lebanese security forces in a town close to the Syrian border killed 10 soldiers, the Lebanese army said Sunday. An additional 25 were wounded in one of the most serious cross-border incidents since the Syrian civil war erupted more than three years ago. The army had also lost contact with 13 soldiers who may be "held captive," the official Lebanese news service said, quoting Gen. Jean Kahwagi, who heads the Lebanese armed forces. Fighting began Saturday in the town of Arsal after Lebanese authorities detained a member of Al Nusra Front, the Al Qaeda affiliate fighting in Syria. Rebels were demanding his release. The Syrian...

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