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Gunmen kill 8 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border

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Gunmen have killed eight Lebanese soldiers in clashes that erupted near the border with Syria after the army detained a suspected jihadist from the war-torn country, the military said Sunday. 

A Lebanese army medical evacuation APC drives to the entrance of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley by the Syrian border on August 2, 2014

The clashes are some of the worst violence to hit the tense border area of Arsal since the beginning of the war in neighbouring Syria in 2011, with gunmen attacking Lebanese soldiers and police.

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