Residents of Lebanese town leave homes due to clashes

BEIRUT, Jan 29 (KUNA) — A number of families were forced to leave Arsal town, near the northeastern borders with Syria, Friday evening amid clashes between Al-Nusrah Front and the so-called Islamic State (IS).
The fearful families fled to safer areas in Baalback city, Lebanon’s National News Agency (NNA) reported.
During the clashes IS killed five members of Al-Nusrah, captured six others and controlled a training camp; the IS casualties are yet to be specified.
The mountainous area on the Syrian-Lebanese has been a flashpoint in the struggle between the two Syrian rival militant groups over the recent months. (end) wsm.gb