On Friday, the Lebanese Army carried out a security operation in Al-Nour and Qaria Syrian refugee camps in the vicinity of Arsal town at the Syrian-Lebanese border.
According to Lebanese sources, five suicide bombers blew themselves up in the Lebanese Army during the inspection campaign. The Lebanese Army said in an official statement that four suicide bombers blew themselves up in Al-Nour refugee camp, wounding three Lebanese soldiers. A suicide bomber targeted a Lebanese Army vehicle and three others blew themselves up to prevent the Lebanese Army from capturing them.
In Qaria refugee camp, another suicide bomber blew himself up to prevent the Lebanese Army from capturing him.
Moreover, several attempts were made to attack the Lebanese military with IEDs. Three Lebanese soldiers were wounded in an IED explosion in Al-Nour camp. However, the Lebanese Army managed to dismantle four other IEDs. In Qaria camp, one of the terrorists targeted a gathering of Lebanese soldiers with a hand grenade, wounding four soldiers.
The Lebanese Army has so far managed to arrest 150 terrorists from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and ISIS and the operation is still ongoing. Hizbollah announced its support for the Lebanese Army operation and congratulated it on its success in an official statement.
In the statement, Hezbollah considered the operation to be integrated with the operations of at the eastern border to prevent armed terrorists from infiltrating into Lebanese territory and expelling them.