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Syrian army foils infiltration attempt from Lebanese territory by terrorists: State media

The screen grab from a video released on May 26, 2017 and provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media shows Syrian forces firing their weapons at a position of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Homs province. (Photo by AP)

The Syrian army has reportedly thwarted an attempt by a "terrorist group" to infiltrate the Talkalakh district of the central province of Homs from neighboring Lebanon, killing a member of the group.

The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Saturday that the border guards clashed with a terrorist group near the village of M’arbo in Talkalakh western countryside as they were attempting to sneak into the country via an unofficial border crossing from the Lebanese territory.

"The clashes ended with the killing of a member of the terrorist group, and the rest fleeing towards Lebanese territory," SANA reported.

Lebanon has been suffering from the spillover of militancy in Syria. According to Lebanon’s Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk, some 400 members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group are holed up in areas on the Lebanese side of the frontier, while hundreds more are on the Syrian side.

The Tel Aviv regime has been reported, time and again, to have provided anti-Damascus militants with material support and medical treatment. The regime also carries out regular strikes at Syrian targets in support of the militants.

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