Eleven militants were killed in fighting with the Lebanese army near the Syrian border on Saturday, a Lebanese security official told Reuters, in a battle touched off by an attack on security forces in a border town.
The killing of the Islamist militants came after the gunmen seized a police station in the Lebanese border town Arsal and killed two soldiers.
Two Lebanese civilians were also killed Saturday when the police post was stormed after clashing with army troops over the arrest of an alleged Syrian jihadist, security sources told Agence France-Presse.
Imad Ahmad Jomaa
عماد أحمد جمعة الذي اعترف، بحسب بيان الجيش اللبناني، بانتمائه إلى جبهة النصرة