Army Raids in Masharih al-Qaa in Search of Gunmen

Lebanese soldiers patrol the Christian village of al-Qaa, near the country's border with war-ravaged Syria, on June 28, 2016 after two waves of suicide bombings struck the village killing and wounding several people. At least five people were killed and 15 wounded in the pre-dawn attacks in the eastern village of Al-Qaa, in a hilly border area shaken by violence since Syria's conflict erupted in 2011. A security source said two of the attacks were near the municipality building in the centre of the village. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

The Lebanese Army staged wide security raids at dawn on Saturday in the northeastern region of Masharih al-Qaa and arrested tens of suspects, the National News Agency reported Saturday.

The Airborne Regiment, a Land Border Regiment unit and the Army Intelligence staged the raids in the Syrian refugee encampments in Masharih al-Qaa in search of fugitives, NNA added.

Tens of suspects were arrested. The Army confiscated arms and ammunition in addition to several stolen vehicles and undocumented motorbikes.

The detainees were transferred to a military position. They will be handed later to the related authorities.