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Lebanese Soldiers Killed by Gunmen Along Syrian Border

Three Lebanese soldiers were shot to death by gunmen along the border with Syria overnight Monday. The incident occurred near the northeastern town of Arsal, which is considered to be a stronghold of support for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in his struggle against opposition forces. Lebanon has struggled to maintain neutrality despite the total support the powerful Hizbullah terrorist organization, a key player in the Lebanese government, for Assad. A Lebanese woman was killed in an attack by mortars fired from Syria on Monday; and two missiles landed inside of a Hizbullah-controlled Beirut neighborhood last week. Two other soldiers were killed in a shooting in February.