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Suicide Bomber Attacks Lebanese Army Checkpoint Near Syria

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Lebanese security officials say a suicide car bomb has exploded at an army checkpoint in eastern Lebanon near the Syrian border, killing at least one soldier and wounding others.

Saturday's attack took place in the border town of Arsal, which has seen a spillover from the Syrian conflict.

The region is home to thousands of Syrian refugees, as well as Syrian rebels and their allies, who have fled a Syrian army offensive aimed at securing towns and villages along the Lebanese border.

The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has been fighting alongside forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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by: Anonymous
March 30, 2014 1:30 AM
Dean your first sentence pretty much nailed it. Unfortunately things will only grow worse otherwise.


by: MUSTAFA from: INDIA
March 29, 2014 10:54 PM
What is going on in Syria with the support of terrorist group very well financed and equip by Saudi Arabia,Israel,Qatar, Turkey,Jordan,UAE,Pakistan,USA and NATO is a very shameful act. All these nations wants to destroy Syria completely from the world map. Islam never teach us to kill any body whether Jew or Chiristian. How Saudi can send terrorist in Syria in the name of Islam.Kill him self is haram in Islam, but Saudi Islam allow some one to kill thousands and him self in the name of Islam which is very shameful act,be ready for your answer in God Court soon.


by: Dean Tibbetts from: Shoreline , Washington
March 29, 2014 7:57 PM
When Hezbollah joins forces with anyone, especially Russian backed Assad, it is time for serious concern. As much as I hate to say this it is time for NATO allies to lay a heavy hand on this situation. Assad gets his big balls from Putin and these are two tyrants who could both use a mighty boot to the political nuts ! But as this situation stands it's all well and good that NATO is staying out o this conflict long enough for these middle eastern heathens to decimate each other and keep peaceful nations out of the ongoing Islamic crap tornado that this region will always be.

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