Lebanese forces arrest 40 Syrians at refugee camps

Published August 10th, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Lebanese army forces on a raid in Arsal, near the Syrian border. (AFP/File)
Lebanese army forces on a raid in Arsal, near the Syrian border. (AFP/File)

The Lebanese army arrested forty Syrian suspects on Wednesday in raids it staged on refugee encampments in the Bekaa town of Hermel, the National News Agency reported.

Army troops and intelligence units carried out a wide-scale raid that began at 6:00 am and that included the displaced encampments in the region of Hermel in al-Tall, Hosh al-Sayyed Ali and al-Shawagir, NNA added.

Forty Syrian nationals were arrested for different reasons, some of whom have infiltrated Lebanon's territory and others lacked the legal identification papers.

They were all referred to the relevant authorities.

The army confiscated a large number of motorcycles in addition to a hunting rifle, NNA added.


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