Lebanese Soldiers Killed in Clash Near Syrian Border

Were trying to arrest member of jihadist group that has been fighting Assad's regime


At least four Lebanese soldiers and a man suspected of links to an armed group have been killed, and 10 soldiers injured, during clashes with armed men near a border town with Syria.

Friday's fighting took place near the northeastern town of Arsal, in the Bekaa Valley, after gunmen attacked a Lebanese army unit.

Tensions were high in Arsal, though the fighting had ended, sources told Al Jazeera.