Heavy IS Casualties as Army Bombs Militant Posts on Eastern Border

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The army on Monday bombed militant posts in the outskirts of three eastern border towns, inflicting heavy casualties on the extremist Islamic State group, state-run National News Agency reported.

The agency said the army “fired heavy artillery and multiple rocket launchers at the posts of the militants in the outskirts of al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek after detecting suspicious movements.”

In the evening, NNA said the army was still bombarding militant posts and gatherings in the outskirts of Arsal, Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa, and that the sounds of shelling were echoing across Hermel and the neighboring towns.

"A large number of militants from the terrorist IS group have been killed and wounded," the agency added.

Five people were killed and 28 others were wounded in late June when eight suicide bombers attacked al-Qaa, a mainly Christian town, in two waves.

Militants from the Islamic State group and Fateh al-Sham Front -- formerly al-Qaida's Syria affiliate al-Nusra Front -- are entrenched in areas along the undemarcated Lebanese-Syrian border and the army regularly shells their posts while Hizbullah and the Syrian forces have engaged in clashes with them on the Syrian side of the border.

The two groups briefly overran the Lebanese border town of Arsal in August 2014 before being ousted by the army after days of deadly battles.

The retreating militants abducted more than 30 troops and policemen of whom four have been executed and nine remain in IS' captivity.

Comments 4
Thumb Southern...... 17 October 2016, 18:44

except Rifi and followers, for all moderate Lebanese, a war of attrition isn't a good scheme, it's costly to maintain and the terrorists and their supporters are not worth the bullets and bombs you are using... strike them and clean the area once for all, if help is needed, call the resistance for assistance.

Thumb Southern...... 18 October 2016, 11:43

btw, Usa is still training more terrorists in Jordan who end fighting in Aleppo taking the civilians as human shields while some others move to Arsal to fight the LAF... nothing can one expect from a warmonger.

Missing incorruptible 18 October 2016, 03:57

Put an end to those monsters once and for all.

Thumb shab 18 October 2016, 11:36

Thank you USA. Send more shells please.