Sarraf Receives Call Supporting Army from Iraqi Counterpart


Iraqi Defense Minister Irfan al-Hayali on Sunday called his Lebanese counterpart Yaaqoub Sarraf to voice support for the Lebanese army in its fight against terror, Lebanon's National News Agency said.

“Iraq, which has suffered a lot from the woes of terrorism, knows very well the importance of the battle that the Lebanese army is fighting and its impact on the region,” the Iraqi minister told Sarraf, hoping Lebanon will “celebrate victory soon.”

Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.

The army began its operation in the mountainous outskirts of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa early on Saturday, and in the first day captured around 30 square kilometers of territory, a military spokesman said.

Lebanon's battle against IS comes as the jihadist group faces assaults in both neighboring Syria and Iraq, where the government early Sunday announced an offensive on the group's bastion of Tal Afar.

Comments 5
Thumb ___flamethrower___ 20 August 2017, 19:25

Best defense minister, ever!

Thumb rocococo 20 August 2017, 19:29

Minister Sarra2 can you explain what the army commander meant by no cooperation between the army and hezbollah? Because I just saw this:

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 20 August 2017, 19:44


Thumb eagledawn 20 August 2017, 19:52

what you just saw is the army perfectly working for the resistance.

Thumb enterprise 21 August 2017, 04:44

they are all a bunch of sell outs from top to bottom.