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Lebanese army clashes with Syrian rebels on border
December 2, 2012 / 6:33 PM / in 5 years

Lebanese army clashes with Syrian rebels on border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese troops fought with Syrian rebels on the border between the two countries on Sunday, in what a security source said was the first such clash between Lebanon’s army and the rebels.

The clash occurred when a Lebanese border patrol spotted the rebel fighters along the border and the rebels opened fire to prevent the patrol from approaching, a Lebanese military source said. He said there were no casualties.

Reporting by Erika Solomon; Editing by Ralph Gowling

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