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Syrian Islamist gunmen seize Lebanese border town police station

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Islamist rebels took control of a police station in the Lebanese border town of Arsal on Saturday after Lebanese security forces arrested one of their leaders, security sources and a rebel fighter said.

Lebanon's National News Agency reported that two civilians were killed trying to prevent the fighters from storming the building.

(Reporting by Alexander Dziadosz; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140802/syrian-islamist-gunmen-seize-lebanese-border-town-police-statio