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Some 300 Islamist fighters from the Jund al Sham are thought to have fled to Lebanon after Syrian forces captured the Krak des Chevaliers in Homs. As many as 1,000 Lebanese Jund al Sham fighters and their families are said to have survived an ambush near the Bqaiaa crossing in the Wadi Khaled area. Among those killed at the Krak des Chevaliers battle was Jund al-Sham emir Khaled Mahmoud al-Dandashi, a Lebanese national and former Fatah al Islam fighter. In Tripoli, 25 people have been killed and 175 wounded in nine days of clashes between supporters and opponents of the Assad regime. Regime forces killed two shepherds in Anjar.
After the Syrian army's capture of the Krak des Chevaliers in Homs, a number of rebels have fled into Lebanon, including at least 45 wounded who reached Wadi Khaled and were taken by the Lebanese Red Cross to hospitals in Akkar. Security sources said many of the fleeing fighters were from the Al Nusrah Front. Four Syrian airstrikes targeting fleeing rebels hit Arsal, wounding a child. The new coalition government won a vote of confidence.
Sniper fire in an Alawite neighborhood in Tripoli killed one person and injured six others, including a child. Sniper fire also caused the closure of a highway between Tripoli and Akkar. Gunmen fired RPGs at an army post in Qibbeh, injuring several soldiers. Two rockets landed in Hermel. The Army deployed to the Sunni town of Arsal to defuse tensions, and arrested 15 people there and unblocked the main road into town.
One person was killed during protests against the Shiite town of Labweh's blocking of the main road into the Sunni town of Arsal to shut off Syrian rebel activity. A Syrian worker in Beirut was stabbed to death purportedly "in revenge for Yabroud." Two soldiers and a civilian were wounded in a firefight in Tripoli between gunmen and military forces.
The army arrested 21 gunmen, 19 of whom were Syrians, as they tried to enter the country from Syria near Wadi Khaled. Security at the border has been heightened as many Syrian opposition fighters fleeing Yabroud have sought refuge in Lebanon. Four rockets fired from Syria landed in the towns of Nabi Othman and Labweh, injuring one person. The army detonated a rigged car in the Bekaa valley. Among those killed in yesterday's suicide bombing in the Bekaa valley was local Hezbollah leader Abdul Rahman al-Qadhi. The Al Nusrah Front in Lebanon claimed the attack as retaliation for Hezbollah's role in the battle for Yabroud.
A suicide car bomb killed two Hezbollah members and two other people in the Bekaa valley; the attack was claimed by the Al Nusrah Front and The Brigade of Free Sunnis in Baalbek. Syrian military airstrikes targeting rebel fighters in Arsal killed two fighters and wounded 11. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham claimed the March 15 rocket attack on Labweh. Islamic Jihad has urged Hezbollah, the Amal movement, and Palestinian Islamist factions in Lebanon to develop a memorandum of understanding to help resolve tensions; the agreement is expected to be signed also by Hamas, Osbat al-Ansar, and by the spiritual leader of Islamists in the Ain al-Hilweh camp, Sheikh Jamal Khattab.
In Tripoli, 10 people have been killed and 50 wounded in clashes between supporters and opponents of the Assad regime. The army seized bombs and ammunition from a car at a checkpoint in the northern town of Shadra. Rockets fired from Syria hit the towns of Nabi Uthman and Labweh in Hezbollah-dominated areas of east Lebanon, killing one person and injuring three others; three men from Arsal were briefly abducted in retaliation for the attacks.
The Israeli army hit a Hezbollah position on the Lebanese border, in retaliation for a bomb attack targeting Israeli soldiers inside occupied territory at the border. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham claimed the attack, however, saying it was against the "Zionist army unit," in its first claim for attacks against Israel. Hezbollah denied any association with Jamal Daftardar, a terrorist suspect linked to the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and the Al Nusrah Front. Two men were arrested for smuggling Syrians into Lebanon. Clashes continued in Tripoli between supporters and opponents of the Assad regime in Syria; five people have been killed so far.
The army claimed that tightened security measures in recent weeks have resulted in a reduction in car bombings. During clashes in Tripoli between supporters and opponents of the Assad regime in Syria, two people were killed and 18 others were injured. The father of a recently kidnapped 10-year-old boy urged authorities to arrest the suspects, who are part of a Bekaa gang that is linked to Hezbollah. The Al Nusrah Front in Lebanon claimed rocket attacks in al-Nabi Shayth in the Bekaa valley on March 11 and March 13.
A Pentagon official expressed concern over the rising risk of terrorist attacks on Lebanese state and military targets. The army searched a Syrian refugee camp in Al-Marj in the Bekaa valley for explosives, weapons, and wanted Syrian fugitives. Foreign Minister Bassil asked for Turkey's help in locating two Syrian bishops kidnapped in April and Samir Kassab, a Lebanese journalist who disappeared in Syria in October.