Lebanese army says two soldiers killed by ‘terrorists’

Lebanese army says two soldiers killed by ‘terrorists’
The Lebanese army has announced that ‘terrorists’ have killed two soldiers in the north of the country, after a previous incident which saw four soldiers and three civilians killed.
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27 September, 2020
Lebanese soldiers have been looking for suspected militants in the north of the country [Getty]

Two Lebanese soldiers were killed by "terrorists" overnight in the north of the country, the Lebanese army said on Sunday.

"Terrorists in a car opened fire on the guards of an army post in the locality of Arman-Minyeh... Two soldiers were killed, in addition to one terrorist," the army said in a statement.

"The other terrorists fled," the statement said, adding the army had launched an operation to track them down.

The incident comes amid an ongoing operation to locate a cell involved in the recent killing of four soldiers and three other people.

The Lebanese army said on Friday that it had detained a suspect in the killing of the four soldiers in the Hilane-Zgharta area east of the northern port city of Tripoli.

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