BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – On Monday, the Lebanese Armed Forces carried out a series of raids in the hillsides of the Hermel region in northeastern Lebanon, where they found large quantities of drugs and weapons.
According to the National News Agency (NNA) of Lebanon, “the army, in cooperation with the Intelligence Directorate, carried out raids on homes in the Al-Suh area of the Hermel Hills, where large quantities of hashish were confiscated in addition to individual weapons and shells.”
They added that the army had set up several checkpoints in Hermel and patrolled the city’s streets.
Over the last decade, this region of the country has dealt with armed confrontations between the Lebanese army and outlaw groups.
The Lebanese army announced the day before yesterday that it had arrested 3 people in Hermel for firing at a car in which two soldiers and one person from the town were traveling, killing a soldier in the process.