Report: Hizbullah Kept No Posts on Eastern Border, Area in Army's Grip

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The Lebanese army continues to target the posts of militants in the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Arsal, amid “absence of any Hizbullah presence” after the latter handed over to the army its military posts on Lebanon's eastern border, media reports said on Friday.

“Hizbullah has no more positions in Arsal or Ras Baalbek. The army alone is positioned there and has expanded its deployment on the entire Lebanese eastern border,” a senior military source told al-Joumhouria daily on condition of anonymity.

The source slammed media reports claiming that Hizbullah has targeted the positions of the jihadist al-Nusra Front from Arsal, “if the party had carried out any operation on the outskirts, it may have launched them from its Syrian positions not necessarily from Lebanon.”

Last week, Hizbullah handed over to the Lebanese army its military posts in the outskirts of the eastern border towns of Tufail, Brital, Ham and Maaraboun.

The move came a day after Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah declared that the group is dismantling its military posts along Lebanon's eastern border with Syria.

The group will however maintain a security presence on the Syrian side of the border to protect against any infiltration by militants.

The source said the army continues to target the militant positions in the said areas “the latest army airstrikes on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Arsal have achieved their objectives and proved once again that the army is ready for all possibilities against the gunmen.”

On Wednesday, Lebanese army helicopters targeted posts of the Islamic State group in Ras Baalbek's outskirts as the army's artillery targeted cars carrying Nusra Front leaders in Arsal's outskirts.

Significant casualties among al-Nusra's leaders have been confirmed.

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Comments 12
Thumb s.o.s 19 May 2017, 11:31

The Terrorist militia is now occupying Syria. It should be annihilated ASAP for a safer Middle East. The LAF has the moral and legal duty to bomb Baghdadi and Nosralalot's terrorists.

Thumb gigahabib 19 May 2017, 11:45

For a safer Israel, you mean, Z.O.Z.

Thumb s.o.s 19 May 2017, 15:36

GigaHabib, you're such a witty person. Are you more bibsi than sefen ab? Unless you only drink redbol like me?

Thumb ex-fpm 20 May 2017, 08:27

stop your BS Takiah lies giga irani! Using Israel and Palestine as an excuse for your filthy iranian anti Arab hatred no longer works.

Thumb gigahabib 20 May 2017, 11:45

Lol, here come the white knights for Israel.

Thumb Southern...... 19 May 2017, 12:50

Hezbollah left the eastern border almost clean, except some terrorist pockets of some who could be coming from the Lebanese side, brainwashed uneducated individuals, i could say similar to the one who calls himself s.o.s, but yet i can't figure out excactly his origen, either a resented jew from the last Israeli defeat, or a wahhabi terrorist employee of the Saudi embassy....

Thumb galaxy 19 May 2017, 13:43

Did you just finish voting at the iranian embassy? how was the turnout?

Thumb Southern...... 19 May 2017, 13:52

at least the Iranian people vote, while your Saudi employers don't even know what voting is, now keep voting down posts that don't suit your wahhabi ideology, ya stooge.

Thumb janoubi 19 May 2017, 14:10

Southern Irani

The Saudis never claimed they were a voting democracy so your point is mute. Who did you vote for Southern?

Thumb eagledawn 19 May 2017, 14:34

"Southern......

Iran is the only democracy in the Middle East."

Thumb justin 19 May 2017, 13:26

خاص بالفيديو: إشكال في الفرزل… ضابط يستقوي برتبته الأمنية

وقع إشكال في بلدة الفرزل – قضاء زحلة ، بين عدد من شبان البلدة و”خضر . ي”، وهو ضابط ينتمي الى أحد الأسلاك الأمنية.

وعلم موقع “القوات اللبنانية” ان خضر كان بلباسه المدني، وقد اعترض في “سوبر ماركت” Foodies، لصاحبها “يوسف. إ”، على معجون حلاقة منتهي الصلاحية زاعماً انه قد اشتراه منذ اربعة أيام، ليتبين فيما بعد انه قام بعملية الشراء بتاريخ 21 نيسان.

وبعد سجال دار بينه وبين الموظفة إعادة ثمن معجون الحلاقة، غادر “السوبر ماركت” رامياً معجون الحلاقة على المدخل، فتوجه صاحب “السوبر ماركت” الى سيارة خضر وبدء العراك بالأيدي، فاتصل الأخير بأقاربه من آل زعيتر لمساندته في مواجهة شبان من الفرزل.

https://www.lebanese-forces.com/2017/05/19/security-officer-ferzol-beckaa-trouble-clash/

Thumb galaxy 19 May 2017, 13:43

so he calls his relatives from the zoaiter family to come help him too:)