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Lebanese security forces gather on a road leading to the city of Arsal in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, near the border with Syria, on August 3, 2014, as smoke billows in the background from army barracks during clashes with militantsLebanese security forces gather on a road leading to the city of Arsal in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, near the border with Syria, on August 3, 2014

Lebanese security forces gather on a road leading to the city of Arsal in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, near the border with Syria, on August 3, 2014, as smoke billows in the background from army barracks during clashes with militantsLebanese security forces gather on a road leading to the city of Arsal in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, near the border with Syria, on August 3, 2014

Sixteen Lebanese soldiers, including two officers, and "dozens" of militants have been killed in three days of clashes in eastern Lebanon on the Syrian border, a military source said Monday.

The source said the clashes were continuing on Monday, with one army post under heavy attack by militants and troop reinforcements struggling to reach it to counter the offensive.

Date created : 2014-08-04