16-08-2022 05:04 PM Jerusalem Timing

Lebanese Army Enters Arsal amidst Welcome from Residents

Lebanese Army Enters Arsal amidst Welcome from Residents

The Lebanese Army’s 8th Brigade on Thursday deployed heavily in the northeastern border town of Arsal and set checkpoints therein amidst welcome from the residents

The Lebanese Army’s 8th Brigade on Thursday deployed heavily in the northeastern border town of Arsal and set checkpoints therein amidst welcome from the residents.

ArsalThe army entered Arsal, from Wadi Hmeid and Masyadeh side, especially at the entrances to (Syrian refugee) camps, and patrolled the region, according to the National News Agency.

Jubilant residents “warmly welcomed” the soldiers and “threw rice on them,” the agency added.

The army's measures followed a cabinet session that tackled the issue of Arsal.

Media reports said earlier that the army bolstered its measures in Arsal to avert any possible attack by militants in the wake of battles in Syria's Qalamoun.