Lebanese troops have started to enter the town of Arsal on the Syrian border, after days of clashes with jihadists there, a military source told AFP on Friday.

“We have started to enter, we’ve set up a checkpoint on the western side of the city, and we’re advancing bit-by-bit,” the source said.

“We haven’t entered all of the town yet, so we can’t say if the gunmen have completely withdrawn,” he added. […]