Lebanese army assessing if gunmen have withdrawn from town - security source

August 7, 2014 6:40 AM

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Lebanese army assessing if gunmen have withdrawn from town - security source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army was assessing on Thursday whether militants who seized a town near the Syrian border had withdrawn overnight as part of an agreement made between Sunni Muslim clerics and the government, a security source said.

The source said there was no fighting on Thursday morning in the border town of Arsal but that the army had killed 14 Islamist militants during fighting on Wednesday evening, responding to a breach of the new extended 24-hour ceasefire.

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