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Lebanese army advances in border battle with Islamists

Lebanese army soldiers ride on a military pick-up truck at the entrance of the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, as smoke rises in the background during clashes between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants August 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Lebanese army soldiers ride on a military pick-up truck at the entrance of the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, as smoke rises in the background during clashes between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants August 4,...more

Lebanese army soldiers ride on a military pick-up truck at the entrance of the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, as smoke rises in the background during clashes between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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Lebanese army soldiers arrive as part of reinforcements to the area at the entrance of the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley August 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Lebanese army soldiers arrive as part of reinforcements to the area at the entrance of the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Lebanese army soldiers arrive as part of reinforcements to the area at the entrance of the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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Lebanese army soldiers stand in attention as mourners carry the coffin of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal who was killed during yesterday's fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, during his funeral in the Sunni Beirut district of Tariq al-Jadideh August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hussam Shebaro

Lebanese army soldiers stand in attention as mourners carry the coffin of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal who was killed during yesterday's fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, during his funeral in the...more

Lebanese army soldiers stand in attention as mourners carry the coffin of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal who was killed during yesterday's fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, during his funeral in the Sunni Beirut district of Tariq al-Jadideh August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hussam Shebaro
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Relatives mourn during an official ceremony outside the military hospital in Beirut to pay tribute to the death of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal, killed during yesterday's fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, August 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Hussam Shebaro

Relatives mourn during an official ceremony outside the military hospital in Beirut to pay tribute to the death of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal, killed during yesterday's fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in...more

Relatives mourn during an official ceremony outside the military hospital in Beirut to pay tribute to the death of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal, killed during yesterday's fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hussam Shebaro
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Lebanese army soldiers carry the coffin of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal, who was killed during yesterday's fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, during an official ceremony to pay tribute to his death in Beirut August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hussam Shebaro

Lebanese army soldiers carry the coffin of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal, who was killed during yesterday's fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, during an official ceremony to pay tribute to his death in...more

Lebanese army soldiers carry the coffin of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal, who was killed during yesterday's fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, during an official ceremony to pay tribute to his death in Beirut August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hussam Shebaro
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