Army Denies Coming under Gunfire on Syria Border
The Lebanese Army on Thursday denied reports that one of its patrols had come under fire in the Hermel area of al-Matrabeh on Syria's border, clarifying that the shots “were fired in the air” and “from within Syrian territory.”
In a statement, the army also urged media outlets to seek accuracy when publishing reports about the military institution.
State-run National News Agency had earlier reported that unknown assailants had opened heavy gunfire and shelled a Lebanese Army infantry patrol in Matrabeh.
NNA said the soldiers were unharmed and no casualties were reported. The assailants managed to flee towards the Syrian territory, it added.