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8 Lebanese soldiers killed along Syrian border

From Anas Hamdan, CNN
updated 7:42 AM EDT, Mon August 4, 2014

(CNN) -- At least eight Lebanese soldiers were killed amid clashes with insurgents who had crossed the border from Syria, Lebanon's official National News Agency reported Sunday.

A wounded child walks at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma after being injured in a reported airstrike by government forces on Tuesday, December 23. Douma, located near Damascus, has been under government siege for more than a year, with residents facing dwindling food and medical supplies.The United Nations estimates nearly 200,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising in March 2011 spiraled into civil war. A wounded child walks at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma after being injured in a reported airstrike by government forces on Tuesday, December 23. Douma, located near Damascus, has been under government siege for more than a year, with residents facing dwindling food and medical supplies.The United Nations estimates nearly 200,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising in March 2011 spiraled into civil war.
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An additional 20 soldiers were wounded during the conflict in Lebanon's Ersal region, NNA said.

The agency said the Lebanese army is continuing its operations in the Ersal area.

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