BEIRUT – The Lebanese army says troops have stormed several homes and detained two people after a soldier was shot dead as part of an apparent dispute with a Lebanese clan.
The army said Tuesday that the homes stormed in the border village of al-Qasr were of people suspected of involvement in the death of Cpl. Ali Majid al-Qaq, who was gunned down while on vacation in Syria.
A claim of responsibility released Monday said al-Qaq was involved in killing a member of a major clan in eastern Lebanon.
The army said al-Qaq was shot dead while visiting the Damascus suburb of Sayida Zeinab, which is home to a major Shiite shrine. It has vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.