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August 9, 2014

Naharnet - Seven Arrested during Raids of Refugee Houses in Koura, August 09, 2014

Seven people were apprehended on Saturday during security raids in residential compounds hosting Syrian refugees in the northern Koura district, reported the state-run National News Agency.

"An ISF Intelligence Bureau force raided al-Waha compound of the Hariri Project in Koura's Deddeh as well as other residential areas,” the NNA said, noting that these places host Syrian refugees.

"Seven people were arrested during the raids,” it announced.

On Wednesday, army troops raided the houses of Syrian refugees in Beirut, the Bekaa and the South, and managed to detain a number of people during the operation.

These raids and arrests come after army troops were involved in fierce battles against foreign armed jihadists in the northeastern border town of Arsal in the past week.

The clashes, which erupted on August 2 following the apprehension of a member of the al-Qaida-linked Al-Nusra Front, led to the martyrdom of scores of troops while over 85 others were wounded.

Army chief General Jean Qahwaji remarked on Sunday that the extremist fighters are foreigners of different nationalities who came from neighboring countries via the border in coordination with people residing in refugee camps.

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