Lebanese civilians flee Arsal on Monday 4 August 2014
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Thousands 'fleeing' Lebanon's eastern border

Thousands of people are 'fleeing' Lebanon's eastern border town of Arsal, as the Lebanese army and rebels from Syria clash for a third day.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Lina Khatib, the director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, said that a delegation of Muslim scholars, who had gone to the area to negotiate the release of kidnapped Lebanese army soldiers who were taken hostage by Syrian rebels, had been shot at.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 5 August.

  • 05 Aug 2014