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Car bomb kills three soldiers in attack on Lebanese army checkpoint

A suicide bomber killed himself and three soldiers when he detonated a car bomb at a Lebanese army checkpoint in the border town of Arsal on Saturday, Lebanese security sources said. Arsal is home to thousands of Syrian refugees but also Syrian rebels and their Lebanese allies who have fled a Syrian army advance on the Syrian side of the border. Three other soldiers were wounded, the sources said.

Suspect in Lebanon car bombings killed in shootout

A "dangerous terrorist" wanted in connection with car bomb attacks against the powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah was killed Thursday in a shootout as security forces tried to arrest him, the army said. Army intelligence had tracked Sami al-Atrash to a hideout in the town of Arsal near the Syrian border and closed in on him Thursday afternoon, a statement said. "Atrash opened fire on an army patrol as it conducted its search, (soldiers) fired back and he subsequently died of his wounds," a statement said.

Lebanon parliament okays cabinet, ending long vacuum

Lebanon's parliament approved on Thursday a new government after lengthy negotiations over the military role of the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah, a parliamentary source said. In a 96-4 vote with one abstention, MPs gave the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Tamam Salam their stamp of approval after two days of debate. The cabinet includes members of the bloc led by the Hezbollah and their Sunni-led rivals, the March 14 coalition.

Rockets launched from Syria hit eastern Lebanon

Four rockets launched from Syria hit the Hezbollah-dominated Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon on Monday, wounding one person, the Lebanese army said. Hezbollah, a powerful Lebanese Shiite movement, has come under repeated attack by Sunni extremists incensed over its intervention in Syria on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, which is battling a Sunni-led rebellion.

Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border

Syrian regime forces were Monday readying an assault on the last rebel-held areas in the Qalamoun mountains, strategically located on the Lebanese border, after overrunning key opposition bastion Yabrud. The capture on Sunday of Yabrud by Syrian troops and fighters of Lebanon's Hezbollah marked a significant setback for the rebels as it severs their supply lines from across the Lebanese border. "The army will under the battle plan launch operations in all areas where terrorists are to be found," said a security source in Damascus, using the regime's term for rebels.

2 dead in Lebanon car bombing: revised toll

The suicide car bomb attack in a Hezbollah-dominated area of eastern Lebanon, near the Syrian border, left two people dead, according to a new toll released Monday. A security source said the Lebanese army detected and detonated another car bomb in the Fakiha area, five kilometres (three miles) from Al-Nabi Othman village, the scene of Sunday's attack. According to the official National News Agency, Sunday's blast killed two people and wounded another 14.

Lebanon car bomb kills two Hezbollah members

A suicide car bomb attack killed four people late Sunday in an area dominated by the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah near the Syrian border, a Lebanese security source told AFP. The attack in the Bekaa Valley was claimed by the jihadist Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, as well as by a little known extremist Sunni Muslim group based in the region. The bomb killed two Hezbollah members, including local official Abdel Rahman al-Qadi, and a woman and her husband who died from their wounds shortly after the blast, the source said.

Suicide car bomb in east Lebanon near Syria border, 2 dead

A suicide car bomb attack killed two people late Sunday in a Hezbollah-dominated area near the Syrian border in the Bekaa Valley, a Lebanese security source said. "A car bomb attack has struck the village of Al-Nabi Othman, killing two people and wounding seven others," the source told AFP. "The blast was carried out by a suicide attacker. Hezbollah members knew he was about to carry out the attack, and tried to stop the vehicle. That was when the attacker detonated the vehicle," he added.

Fighting rages inside key Syria rebel bastion

Heavy clashes were underway Saturday inside the Syrian rebel bastion of Yabrud near the border with Lebanon, a Syrian military source said, a day after government troops entered the town. Yabrud sits near key rebel supply lines stretching into Lebanon, and its fall would deal a major blow to the rebels as the war enters its fourth year. "Fierce clashes are taking place inside the eastern neighbourhoods of Yabrud," the source said, adding that "the 13 rebel chiefs leading operations are dead".

One dead, three hurt as Syria rockets hit Lebanon

One person was killed and three wounded on Saturday in eastern Lebanon by rockets fired from neighbouring Syria, a security source told AFP. Four rockets hit the Nabi Uthman and Labweh areas, both of which are sympathetic to the Shiite Hezbollah movement, the source said. One person was killed and a second injured in Nabi Uthman, and two were wounded in Labweh. Hezbollah is a staunch ally of the Syrian regime and has dispatched fighters to help it battle the Sunni-dominated uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
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