Lebanese Army Enters Arsal

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Welcome to the war, Lebanon. After months of deliberately ignoring the growing presence of Jabhat al-Nusra (and now the IS) at Ba’albak in east Lebanon, the Lebanese Armed Forces have now conducted large-scale operations to cleanse this area once and for all.

Today, the Lebanese Army attacked a large convoy of a coalesced group of Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State fighters, deploying to the Qalamoun Mountains. The Lebanese Army successfully killed over a dozen terrorists and then engaged another group in violent clashes. During these clashes, the Syrian Arab Army eradicated over two dozen terrorists attempting to flee the Qalamoun Mountains from Syria. Sporadic clashes have taken place all day in Ba’albak, but the Lebanese Army has asserted its dominance over much of the province.

Sadly, two Lebanese Army soldiers were killed during the firefights and Lt. Jad Bakhala was wounded in the head. My prayers are with him and his family.

Jabhat al-Nusra is alleging that they have captured 20 Lebanese soldiers that they are holding hostage in exchange for Abu Ahmad al-Joma’a. I have received no confirmation that this is true.

 

-Leith

 

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Anonymous
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As promised by US/ISRAEL the so called islamic nonsense shall be ……….. Shalom!

Anonymous
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I read reports of Nusra scavangers desperately trying to break the siege of their smuggling routes and getting killed like dogs. Anybody can confirm? Arsal is completely cut off, this will play an important role in Homs and Damascus countryside.

Paul S.
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Send em to run toward Hezbollah. There’s no where to run for rats. Thanks Leith.

Dusty
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Maybe this is exactly what NATO intended- send their ISIS/AL NUSRA mercenaries to keep Hezbollah occupied. And then Israel can invade South Lebanon or more of Golan.

The international community would do: nothing.
And Saudi occupied Arabia could finance all this.

Tamor
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I doubt Israel will go into Southern Lebanon again. Last time in 2006, Hezbollah gave them many suprises. The IDF soldiers called Hezbollah ghosts because they would appear out of nowhere, attack and disappear.

Arklight
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The last time the Lebanese Army took the field against the motley rats, they lost a couple of guys and fled back to their barracks. We;ll see – – we’ll see.

Canthama
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Canthama

These are very welcome news, about time to see some commitment from the Lebanese army to clean up Arsal, it was a State within a State. It also seems it is coordinated effort from the 3 armies, Lebanon, Syria and Hizbullah.

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Although suffering from the same ailments that plague the Lebanese society, the Lebanese army has proved itself in the past to be a worthy and dedicated fighting force. It can be described at best as being modestly equipped, e.g. outdated armored vehicles, non existent aerial strike capability (Russia offered to equip LAF with modern fighter Jets, but the then Lebanese “defense” minister, Elias Murr, begged to differ to please his American/Zionist controllers!). Moreover the army has repeatedly found itself literally gasping for political cover due to the outright back-stabbing from the uber-corrupt Lebanese sectarian political class. Since things are going… Read more »
CHEVI789
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Russia offered 10 MIG’s for free and the ministers declined on orders from amerikilla, Russia also offered over a dozen modern tanks for free, again Lebanon declined, yet it is kept defenceless so no israeli can be killed by the weapons. And yes thank God for Hezbollah and Syria and Iran, otherwise all Lebs would be speaking hebrew today.

Anonymous
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Indeed, not to mention the Iranian offer to equip the Lebanese army with whatever it needs, an offer that has been turned down for the same reasons stated above.

Shinaydeen
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Shinaydeen

Didn’t the Saudis recently offer to pay the French $3 billion to supply new equipment to the Lebanese Army, no doubt on condition that the Lebanese government did what they were told. Is this still happening, does anyone know?

CHEVI789
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They did offer to pay for new weapons Shin, but has anything happened? and will they get the good stuff or weapons that cannot harm a hair on an israeli soldier?.

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When I was a kid I used to read the news and blindly align myself with Michel Auon. I was raised Catholic, so I sided with him blindly out of sectarian reasons. Now, as an adult, I’m not sure I would so blindly give my allegiance in such a way. Sectarian thinking is the way of the child, and shall become extinct.

Arklight
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Let’s hope so, Anon.

Shinaydeen
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I hope you are right but I fear that you are wrong – at least in the timescale of the next 100 years. There are too many millions of people who simply refuse to grow up.

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mowaten
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Nothing was delivered yet, the deal will probably be forgotten before it materializes.

Lebanese
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FYI the deal won’t be materialized before Lebanese has a president! And guess who’s parliament members aren’t attending the parliament to elect a president? Go figure!

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