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Three Lebanese soldiers killed in Bekaa drug raid

Lebanon plays a big role in the Captagon trade, though authorities are trying to crack down on drugs.
A Lebanese security official holds a handful of confiscated captagon pills in his palm at the judicial police headquarters in the city of Zahle in Lebanon's central Bekaa valley on July 21, 2022. (Photo by JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images)

Three Lebanese soldiers were killed on Thursday during a drug raid in the eastern part of the country. 

The Lebanese army said that the three soldiers were killed during a gunfight in Haour Taala in eastern Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, which sits close to the border with Syria. The incident occurred during a confrontation with “wanted” individuals, three of whom were also killed, according to a tweet from the army. 

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