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Lebanese army targets gunmen in Ras Baalbek

Lebanese army_Ras Lebanese army targets gunmen in Ras Baalbek


Source: LBCI - The Lebanese Army targeted locations of gunmen in the mountainous region of Ras Baalbek with heavy artillery, the state-run National News Agency said on Friday, adding that the sound of missiles and shells were heard across the towns of northern Bekaa.

Friday’s operation is a continuation to Thursday’s advance whereby the Lebanese army moved forward toward the outskirts of the northeastern villages of Ras Baalbek and Arsal, establishing checkpoints and surveillance posts.

The army's Airborne Regiment deployed in the region as the military monitored strategic positions in Tallat Jrash.

Military helicopters and drones accompanied the field operation. The army later reportedly took full control of the Tallat Jrash region on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek, prompting militants to withdraw and seizing weapons and ammunition.

Lebanese army soldiers also found 12 explosives that were ready to detonate and worked on dismantling them.

Written by The Levant