Army Scores Advancements in Outskirts, Kills Six IS Militants

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Lebanon's army have bombarded the posts of Islamic State group extremists on the outskirts of Ras Baablek and al-Qaa inflicting casualties among their ranks.

Army troops continue to tighten the siege on the militant group entrenched on Lebanon's eastern border near the border with Syria, the Army Command Directorate of Orientation said in a communique.

The Army command published a series of photos showing its advancements in the last hours. Six militants were killed in the shelling, including an IS leader. A mortar launch pad was destroyed and a number of weapons, ammunition and military equipment left behind by the terrorists were seized.

Earlier, the Army said it took new areas in said outskirts including in Mrah el Cheikh, Ajram and Wadi Hmayyed in the outskirts of Arsal.

The army also said in a statement that the troops discovered bombs and explosive belts left behind by militants in areas captured on the edge of the Lebanese border town of Arsal. It said that they also found the body of an unknown man.

The military has been preparing for an all-out attack on IS positions along the Syrian border for weeks, massing reinforcements and pounding the area with artillery shells and rockets.

Comments 7
Missing humble 17 August 2017, 09:56

Well done for our Army. We don't want any other "army or militia"

Thumb ado.australia 17 August 2017, 17:41

God bless the LAF! God speed ya Watan! Heros of the Lebanon! To all Lebanese patriots... ignore the trolls that try to undermine our unity!

Thumb shab 17 August 2017, 18:02


Thumb ado.australia 17 August 2017, 18:23

If you are really asking me who or which comment... then you are the trolls I'm warning about! God bless the Lebanese Armed Forces and all those that they protect even if they are ungratefull!

Thumb ado.australia 17 August 2017, 18:28

Stupidhezbi and belbivdevo... Your trolling is too obvious. Humble and I might not agree on everything Lebanese policitics, but I am man enough to agree with him on some things Lebanese.

Thumb ado.australia 17 August 2017, 19:05

Belbivdevo...acknowledged. I would fist bump you if i knew how.

We Lebanese need to be proud and grateful of the truth! Most of us understand this, but some of our sectarian brethren are being brain washed... the same people we need to forgive and welcome back once they realise.

Missing humble 17 August 2017, 20:31

Unity? What unity? You have divided the country and destroyed the most beautiful thing : "the living together"!
Please learn that we are not going to live with Iranians nor Iranian backaged culture.

You are the ones dividing the country. You will never be able to occupy all Lebanon (the Aounist who were with you yesterday will be against you tomorrow).
You will be pushing for partition. PARTITION and ANYTHING else is better than a backward culture.