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Lebanon battles militants

A general view shows damage and burnt tents for Syrian refugees from the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

A general view shows damage and burnt tents for Syrian refugees from the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

A general view shows damage and burnt tents for Syrian refugees from the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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A Syrian refugee girl sits on cement blocks amid damage and burnt tents from the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014.
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A Syrian refugee girl sits on cement blocks amid damage and burnt tents from the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

A Syrian refugee girl sits on cement blocks amid damage and burnt tents from the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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Lebanese army soldiers ride in a military vehicle with detained suspects in Labwe, following the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014.  REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Lebanese army soldiers ride in a military vehicle with detained suspects in Labwe, following the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. ...more

Lebanese army soldiers ride in a military vehicle with detained suspects in Labwe, following the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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A friend of Alawite soldier Ali Khaddaaro, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourns during his funeral in Talhmera village, Akkar, August 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

A friend of Alawite soldier Ali Khaddaaro, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourns during his funeral in Talhmera village, Akkar, August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A friend of Alawite soldier Ali Khaddaaro, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourns during his funeral in Talhmera village, Akkar, August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Syrian refugees sit in a Lebanese Army truck after fleeing the violence in Arsal, in Al-Labwa in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Syrian refugees sit in a Lebanese Army truck after fleeing the violence in Arsal, in Al-Labwa in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Syrian refugees sit in a Lebanese Army truck after fleeing the violence in Arsal, in Al-Labwa in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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Relatives and the widow of Lebanese Army Adjutant Ali Mohammed al-Kik, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourn during his funeral in the town of Rayhan Valley, in Akkar, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Relatives and the widow of Lebanese Army Adjutant Ali Mohammed al-Kik, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourn during his funeral in the town of Rayhan Valley, in Akkar, August 6, 2014....more

Relatives and the widow of Lebanese Army Adjutant Ali Mohammed al-Kik, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourn during his funeral in the town of Rayhan Valley, in Akkar, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Syrian refugees inspect tents for Syrian refugees that were burnt from the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Syrian refugees inspect tents for Syrian refugees that were burnt from the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Syrian refugees inspect tents for Syrian refugees that were burnt from the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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Residents flee the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Residents flee the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Residents flee the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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A view shows damage on the building of the Internal Security Forces in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014.

REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

A view shows damage on the building of the Internal Security Forces in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

A view shows damage on the building of the Internal Security Forces in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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Smoke rises from a Lebanese army base as Lebanese Army soldiers clash with Islamist militants on the mountains next to the entrance of Arsal, August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Shalha

Smoke rises from a Lebanese army base as Lebanese Army soldiers clash with Islamist militants on the mountains next to the entrance of Arsal, August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Shalha

Smoke rises from a Lebanese army base as Lebanese Army soldiers clash with Islamist militants on the mountains next to the entrance of Arsal, August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Shalha
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Relatives of Alawite soldier Ali Khaddaaro, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourn during his funeral in Talhmera village, August 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

Relatives of Alawite soldier Ali Khaddaaro, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourn during his funeral in Talhmera village, August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Relatives of Alawite soldier Ali Khaddaaro, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourn during his funeral in Talhmera village, August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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The grandmother of Lebanese Army Lieutenant Colonel Dany Harb, who was killed during fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourns at his coffin during his funeral in Beirut, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sharif Karim

The grandmother of Lebanese Army Lieutenant Colonel Dany Harb, who was killed during fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourns at his coffin during his funeral in Beirut, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sharif Karim

The grandmother of Lebanese Army Lieutenant Colonel Dany Harb, who was killed during fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, mourns at his coffin during his funeral in Beirut, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Sharif Karim
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Syrian refugee children sit on a pick-up truck after they were evacuated from the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Syrian refugee children sit on a pick-up truck after they were evacuated from the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Syrian refugee children sit on a pick-up truck after they were evacuated from the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley, August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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Lebanese army soldiers flash victory signs while riding on armoured carriers and military vehicles as they advance towards the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley as part of reinforcements, August 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Lebanese army soldiers flash victory signs while riding on armoured carriers and military vehicles as they advance towards the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley as part of reinforcements, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan...more

Lebanese army soldiers flash victory signs while riding on armoured carriers and military vehicles as they advance towards the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley as part of reinforcements, August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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Mourners carry the coffin of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal, who was killed during Sunday'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/Sharif Karim

Mourners carry the coffin of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal, who was killed during Sunday's fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, during his funeral in the Sunni Beirut district of Tariq al-Jadideh, August...more

Mourners carry the coffin of Lieutenant Colonel Nour Eddine al-Jamal, who was killed during Sunday'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/Sharif Karim
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The wife of Nader Yousef, a Lebanese soldier, carries their son while mourning her husband who died last night during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers with Islamist militants in Arsal, in their village Machta Hammoud in Akkar, August 3, 2014.
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The wife of Nader Yousef, a Lebanese soldier, carries their son while mourning her husband who died last night during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers with Islamist militants in Arsal, in their village Machta Hammoud in Akkar, August 3, 2014. ...more

The wife of Nader Yousef, a Lebanese soldier, carries their son while mourning her husband who died last night during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers with Islamist militants in Arsal, in their village Machta Hammoud in Akkar, August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Lebanese army soldiers on armoured carriers advance towards the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley as part of reinforcements, August 4, 2014. 
REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanese army soldiers on armoured carriers advance towards the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley as part of reinforcements, August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanese army soldiers on armoured carriers advance towards the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley as part of reinforcements, August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Relatives of Druze soldier Khaldoon Raouf Hamoud mourn over his body during his funeral in Akbeh, Rashaya, August 3, 2014.
 REUTERS/Shawky Haj

Relatives of Druze soldier Khaldoon Raouf Hamoud mourn over his body during his funeral in Akbeh, Rashaya, August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Shawky Haj

Relatives of Druze soldier Khaldoon Raouf Hamoud mourn over his body during his funeral in Akbeh, Rashaya, August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Shawky Haj
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Lebanese army soldiers stand guard at the entrance leading to Arsal August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Shalha

Lebanese army soldiers stand guard at the entrance leading to Arsal August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Shalha

Lebanese army soldiers stand guard at the entrance leading to Arsal August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Shalha
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Lebanese army soldiers sit on top of an armoured vehicle near the entrance leading to Arsal August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Lebanese army soldiers sit on top of an armoured vehicle near the entrance leading to Arsal August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Lebanese army soldiers sit on top of an armoured vehicle near the entrance leading to Arsal August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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Smoke rises during clashes between the Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants on the mountains next to the entrance of Arsal August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Smoke rises during clashes between the Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants on the mountains next to the entrance of Arsal August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

Smoke rises during clashes between the Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants on the mountains next to the entrance of Arsal August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah
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