Lebanon's Bou Saab declares 'state of war' with Syria militants
“The situation in Arsal is the most dangerous case and the gunmen, estimated in their thousands, have crossed the border into [Lebanon]. They are well trained and well-armed,” Bou Saab told reporters at the Grand Serail after the end of a Cabinet session.
“Today, we do not need precautionary measures; we are in a state of war.”
Clashes renewed Thursday between the Lebanese Army and militants from Syria in a remote border village after the gunmen ambushed a military unit. A soldier was taken captive and others were wounded in the clashes that also killed a number of militants.