ABRA/BEIRUT, Lebanon: Six Lebanese soldiers were killed in clashes Sunday with supporters of an anti-Hezbollah preacher in Abra, east of Sidon, said the Army, which vowed to push on with a crackdown against those targeting the military in response to the “cold-blooded” attack.
Security sources said 19 soldiers were also wounded in the fighting that erupted after 2 p.m. and continued with growing ferocity throughout the evening hours of the day. They added two gunmen loyal to Sheikh Ahmad Assir were killed in the clashes.
The fighting, which the Army said was reminiscent of events preceding Lebanon’s 1975-90 Civil War, highlighted the increasing impact of the conflict in Syria on its small neighbor.
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