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Lebanese soldiers, civilians killed in Syria spillover violence
Lebanese soldiers, civilians killed in Syria spillover violence

At least two Lebanese soldiers and several civilians were reported killed Saturday in clashes with Syrian rebels on Lebanese territory close to the Syrian border, according to press and official accounts. The incident was the latest example of violence spilling over into Lebanon, where the Syrian conflict has heightened sectarian tensions. After Saturday’s violence, Lebanese lawmakers pledged solidarity against “terrorism,” a declaration that has become routine in the wake of attacks related to the Syrian civil war. Saturday’s clashes erupted after Lebanese army troops near the border town of Arsal arrested a Syrian rebel affiliated with Al Nusra Front, a Syrian...

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