Report: Militants Killed in Hizbullah Ambush on Outskirts of Arsal

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A group of jihadists affiliated to al-Nusra Front were killed Wednesday in an ambush conducted by Hizbullah in the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal.

The group was allegedly spotted with surveillance drones that were overflying the outskirts of Arsal and Nahle, Hizbullah's mouthpiece al-Manar said.

The TV station reported that the group was seeking to carry out a terror act in al-Kasarat area, south of Arsal.

An al-Qaida-affiliate al-Nusra Front field commander was killed in the ambush and a military vehicle was destroyed.

In the past weeks, Hizbullah said it has secured around a third of the Qalamoun region, on both the Lebanese and Syrian sides of the porous border.

The area of roughly 1,000 square kilometers is a landscape of imposing hillsides riddled with caves, and open valleys full of scrub and wildflowers.

The fate of Qalamoun is particularly important for Hizbullah, which has long defended its intervention in Syria alongside President Bashar Assad's troops as key to the security of Lebanon.

Hizbullah cites that fear of militants from the Islamic State group and al-Nusra Front sweeping through Shiite and Christian villages in diverse Lebanon as one of the main reasons for their involvement in Syria.

Some observers however fear the Qalamoun offensive could prompt Islamist militants to launch attacks in Shiite areas of Lebanon itself, including Beirut's southern suburbs.

The IS and Nusra Front have infiltrated Lebanon in the past, and last August briefly overran Arsal, taking with them several soldiers and policemen hostage. Four of whom have been executed.

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Comments 18
Thumb eagledawn 27 May 2015, 12:02

The group was allegedly spotted with surveillance drones that were overflying the outskirts of Arsal and Nahle, Hizbullah's mouthpiece al-Manar said.

the keyword here is Al Manar is Hizbollah's mouthpiece:)

Thumb eagledawn 27 May 2015, 12:29

so when all the abusive fake accounts are all deleted you appear once again? hahaha

Thumb eagledawn 27 May 2015, 13:07

you think with your new screen name (the 100th) you can harass posters and insult them?! Focus on the article and spare the readers your sectarian rhetoric flamethrower with new name;))

Thumb Mystic 27 May 2015, 15:32

When the armys hands are tied by pro takfiri political factions mainly mostaqbal, then the people of Lebanon and their Resistance must take care of the threats themselves.

Good job beloved Resistance.

Thumb eagledawn 27 May 2015, 18:28

why every time you people can't successfully refute @FT, you accuse him of being sectarian? I've been reading this forum for years and I've never managed to know what is @FT's religion. sometimes I think he's shia, sometimes, huthi. so I stopped guessing. It's people like you, who are sectarian... FT is pure Huthi.

Thumb geha 27 May 2015, 12:04

may all terrorists kill each other....

Thumb _mowaten_ 27 May 2015, 16:09

you, nusra and isis killing each other would be nice indeed.

Thumb ex-fpm 27 May 2015, 16:30

the troll is back with vengeance after he got fed up making up fake accounts and insulting every poster.

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 27 May 2015, 12:40

all lebanese soil should be liberated from takfiry terrorist filth and god bless whoever do it
god bless democracy

Thumb freedomarch 27 May 2015, 13:50

I second you, less problems for us. Army is our top priority, if needed to come to the battle they should do, just keep Hizbolah away because it will stir more problems than it think it can solve. SHI3A SUNNI. war is not our war, Lebanon's freedom and welfare is.

Thumb _mowaten_ 27 May 2015, 16:08

And "squish" go the "militants" :)

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 27 May 2015, 14:59

its a legal duty written in the charter of the united nations
any occupied land should be liberated by all means army people resistance and how come if our Lebanese soil is occupied by takfiry terrorist filth
god bless democracy

Thumb _mowaten_ 27 May 2015, 16:10

bououhouuu le gamin en pijama pleurniche pour ses coupeurs de tetes preferes.

Thumb _mowaten_ 27 May 2015, 16:55

here's your sccop anonyme__the_1_troute: it will be called "buzz off you dumb troll"

Thumb _mowaten_ 27 May 2015, 17:25

the move to liberate anbar is all but "100% purely Shiites Armed Militia", once again you failed to differentiate between your fantasies and reality. look it up, get informed for once.

Missing peace 27 May 2015, 17:46

Aoun: "Hezbollah is collaborating with Israel to legitimize Israel's use of destructive force [against Lebanon]"
-An-Nahar 4 February 2002
Aoun: "Hezbollah, internationally, falls under resolution 1566 which calls for fighting terrorism"
An-Nahar, 31 January 2005

talking about collaborators you should then start with hezbollah ...
oupsss! i forgot hat your memeory stops in 2005, all what aoun said before are just lies....

Missing peace 27 May 2015, 17:47

"resisting forces like hezb and M8 "

wahahaha! good one! keep up entertaining us! a real clown you are! ROFLMAO

Missing peace 27 May 2015, 18:10

"Le général a par ailleurs critiqué la Syrie et le Hezbollah avec virulence. Il a accusé le Hezbollah «d’avoir permis à l’occupation israélienne de se perpétuer», l’appelant à «remettre immédiatement ses armes à l’État libanais parce que sa mission de libération est terminée»."

http://www.generalaoun.org/apr0220-7.html