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Haley Urges Security Council to Consider Hizbullah a 'Destructive Terrorist Force'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has urged the U.N. Security Council to consider Hizbullah "a destructive terrorist force" and "a major obstacle to peace" that is "dedicated to the destruction of Israel."

She said the council must get serious about enforcing its resolutions that involve Hizbullah and its backer Iran, including many calling on the armed group to disarm.

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Hizbullah Shells Nusra, Blows Up Operations Rooms as Top Militant Killed

Hizbullah fired rockets and artillery Wednesday afternoon at al-Nusra Front's posts in Arsal's Wadi Hmayyed area and blew up Nusra “operations rooms” in the town's outskirts, following cautious calm in the morning.

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Hariri: Our First Objective Is to Strengthen the State's Institutions

Prime Minister Saad Hariri stressed that the government’s main goal is to strengthen the State's institution and its military and security forces in order to extend their control over the entire Lebanese territory.

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Kaag, UNRWA Director in Lebanon Visit Ain el-Hilweh Palestine Refugee Camp

The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag and the Director of UNRWA in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, visited the Palestine refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh, UNRWA said in a statement on Wednesday.

They met on Tuesday with representatives and residents of the camp, including women and youth groups, and visited UNRWA installations and other areas in the camp.

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Report: Next Phase of Arsal Offensive Pushes for Militants' Withdrawal

The “second phase” of Hizbullah's offensive against al-Nusra Front militants in the outskirts of Arsal will probably “end at dawn on Sunday,” paving way for the “third phase which opens channels of negotiations to secure the withdrawal of insurgents into Syria,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

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Trump Meets Hariri, Says Hizbullah 'Menace' to Lebanon, Entire Region

U.S. President Donald Trump called Hizbullah a threat to Lebanon and the entire Middle East on Tuesday, accusing it and Iran of fueling a humanitarian disaster in Syria.

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Amnesty Says 'Further Investigation' Needed into Death of Syrians in Army Custody

The Lebanese authorities must “disclose the full findings of their investigation” into the deaths of four Syrian detainees, Amnesty International said Tuesday, after the country’s military prosecutor revealed Monday that a forensic report concluded that they had died of “natural causes.”

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ISF Arrest Five-Member Islamic State Cell

The Internal Security Forces arrested during search raids in Beirut and the Bekaa valley, a five-member cell involved with the Islamic State terror group, the ISF said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Hizbullah 'Eyes IS Battle' after 'Near End' Assault against Nusra

Hizbullah fighters have made “additional gains” in their fight against al-Nusra Front militant group along the eastern border with war-ravaged Syria, and plan to wage an assault against the Islamic State organization located on the other side of the outskirts, media reports said on Tuesday.

LBCI said that Hizbullah was able to seize control on Tuesday of Wadi Kamil, Wadi Hammoudi, Makaabat al-Forn, al-Baydar, Shaabat al-Nahle and Wadi Dalil al-Barak, in Arsal's outskirts.

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Berri: Resistance Fighters Battling Militants on Behalf of Lebanon

Speaker Nabih Berri lauded the “efforts” of the Resistance fighters as he assured that they are battling al-Nusra Front militants in the outskirts of Arsal “on behalf of Lebanon and the Lebanese,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.

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