World Bulletin / News Desk
The Lebanese army on Saturday shelled several Nusra Front positions near the town of Arsal near the border with Syria, a Lebanese security source has told Anadolu Agency.
The source said the army had fired several rockets, destroying the targets and injuring a number of Nusra Front militants who were treated at a field hospital in the Al-Oweini district on the outskirts of Arsal.
Last December, the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front handed over 16 Lebanese soldiers -- held since August of 2014 -- as part of a Qatar-brokered prisoner swap.
The Lebanese government, for its part, released several prisoners as part of the deal.
The Lebanese soldiers were originally captured during clashes between the Lebanese army and a handful of Syria-based militant groups, including both Nusra and ISIL.
In recent months, ISIL has beheaded two Lebanese soldiers in its custody while two others have been executed by Nusra.
Last Mod: 13 Şubat 2016, 18:09