Lebanese Armed Forces intelligence troops erected sandbag barriers and planted landmines on the outskirts of a Lebanese village in the Baalbek area to isolate it from the fighting in neighboring Syria.

“LAF intelligence have set up sand barriers, placed landmines, and closed unpaved roads that lead to Arsal as well as the Syrian border to prevent people from moving across the border,” the Municipality Chief of Al-Fikeh village Antoine al-Khoury told NOW on Tuesday.

Khoury stressed that “the Lebanese army took [these measures] and they are responsible for them, and whoever says the opposite of this would probably benefit from opening these roads and might even be communicating with Syrian militants.” […]