Gunmen kill six Lebanese soldiers on border with Syria: security source

December 2, 2014 5:30 PM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least six Lebanese soldiers when they attacked an army patrol near the border with Syria on Tuesday, a Lebanese security source said.

The source said the gunmen crossed from Syria to the mountainous border town of Ras Baalbek after dark and ambushed the patrol. Clashes between gunmen and a special army unit erupted after the attack and the army was able to retrieve the bodies of six of its soldiers.

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