Syrian regime troops arrest Lebanese security officials


Tuesday 18 June 2019 | 10:41 PM Damascus Time

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  • Syrian regime troops arrest Lebanese security officials


    Lebanon's state-run National News Agency (NNA) has reported that Syrian regime troops are holding two Lebanese security agents who crossed into Syria by mistake.

    The two members of the State Security Department were captured two days earlier while on a hiking trip in a mountainous region in southeast Lebanon, NNA reported.

    Such incidents are rare along the border, although smuggling between the two countries is widespread.

    The agency reported that contacts between Lebanese and Syrian authorities are ongoing to guarantee the release of the two.

    The incident occurred near Mount Hermon where the borders of Lebanon, Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Height meet.

    Source: The New Arab

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