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Gunmen kill Lebanese soldier in Arsal

BEIRUT, Oct 17 (KUNA) -- A soldier in the Lebanese army was shot dead by masked gunmen in Arsal, northeastern Lebanon, late on Sunday.
According to Lebanon's National News Agency (NNA), two gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on first sergeant Khaled Ezzidine and killed him instantly.
Several Lebanese soldiers were killed in Arsal by armed groups on different occasions. The town saw violent clashes between the army and militant groups in 2014, leaving casualties on both sides.
The Lebanese army recently launched military operations in the area against terrorists in the eastern mountains on the borders with Syria.(end) ayb.ag