Lebanese army thwarts Nusra Front attempt to enter Lebanon
The Lebanese army stopped a bus full of Nusra front fighters from entering Lebanon on Wednesday (AFP/File)
The Lebanese army opened fire at dawn at a mini-bus transporting Syrians into the country through the Bekaa town of Arsal.
An army communique pointed out that the mini-bus "was trying to escape from a checkpoint set in the area despite being warned several times, prompting soldiers to open fire at it.”
The statement added that “one passenger was killed and two others where lightly injured.”
“The remaining passengers fled with one of the injured people while the driver turned him self in to the army.”
Earlier, media reports said that the driver of the bus is from Al Braidy family.
According to the reports, Syrians from Nusra Front were aboard the mini-bus.
The Nusra Front, completely unknown before the rebellion in Syria that began two years ago, has been a rebel standard-bearer since mid-2012 when it became the spearhead of the insurgency ahead of the Free Syrian Army.
The organization has been blacklisted in December by the United States as a "terrorist" organization and makes no secret of its aim for Syria to become an Islamist state.