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New clashes break out in Lebanese border town

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese state media say clashes have broken out in a border town held by Islamic extremists from neighboring Syria after a negotiated truce collapsed overnight.

The cease-fire, mediated by Muslim clerics, was meant to help end four days of fighting in the town of Arsal and allow for negotiations for the release of captive Lebanese soldiers.

The National News Agency says fighting broke out again after militants opened fire on troops on early Wednesday.

Syrian militants overran Arsal on Saturday, seizing Lebanese army positions and capturing a number of soldiers and policemen. It has been the most serious spillover yet of Syrian violence into tiny Lebanon.

So far, 17 Lebanese troops have been killed and at least 22 soldiers and an unknown number of policemen have been declared as missing.

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Michael August 06 2014 at 8:42 AM

The killing ends in Gaza. Arab/Muslims go back to their comfort zone of killing one another.

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ROB SYKES Michael August 06 2014 at 1:10 PM

There is no downside to that...

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kagey1 August 06 2014 at 10:00 AM

Where is the UN and the world's outrage over the killings and murder of civilians in Lebanon and Syria by ISIS and the Syrian government?

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windyoak August 06 2014 at 10:08 AM

LAWS OF THE LAND..........Muslims are the endangered species .ONLY WHEN THEY ARE KILLED BY ISRAELIS.....Otherwise......THEY ARE FAIR GAME AND WILL BE KILLED ONLY BY MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN SPECIES......Their national pass time is KILLING EACH OTHER...

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windyoak August 06 2014 at 10:10 AM


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ROB SYKES windyoak August 06 2014 at 1:11 PM

The key word you have there is they just HATE...

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matis August 06 2014 at 10:20 AM

where are the protests? where are the die-ins? where are the calls for sanctions, boycotts, divestment?

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meanstr August 06 2014 at 10:18 AM

It is time for the United States to wake up to the fact that with their aiding of Saudi Arabia Al-Qaida they have made a Mess in the middle east and it is now time to tell Saudi Arabia to stop funding Al-Qaida and for the United States to start Bonbing the Al-Qaida group in Iraq.

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onlitradehh August 06 2014 at 12:32 PM

Islamic extremism is wreaking havoc in the region. They are tools for the big money players Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran. These are the main players funding and providing weapons for the terrorist groups. Too much of the world relies on these oil producing nations silencing their criticism. There is no love lost between these countries. They are using these militant factions as proxies for their internal disputes. Muslims deny the fact but truth being is they hate each other only slightly less than Israel.

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