Casualties in Fierce Nusra-IS Clashes in Arsal Outskirts


Fierce clashes erupted Monday between the al-Nusra Front and Islamic State rival jihadist groups in the outskirts of the Bekaa border town of Arsal, state-run National News Agency reported.

“Rockets and medium-caliber weapons are being used in the fighting in the al-Malahi and al-Ajram areas in Arsal's outskirts,” NNA said.

Deaths and injuries on both sides have been reported, the agency added.

Militants from the two groups are entrenched in Arsal's outskirts and in mountainous areas along the undemarcated Lebanese-Syrian border.

The Lebanese 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 overran the town of Arsal in 2014 before being ousted by the army after days of deadly battles.

Comments 3
Thumb enterprise 24 January 2017, 07:51

the ones slugging it out in arsal never claimed to be lebanese but the filth in brital do.

Thumb _mowaten_ 24 January 2017, 12:48

yet when the syrian army would hit those foreign terrorists in the outskirts of arsal you would cry that they are attacking lebanon... go fgure

Thumb gigahabib 24 January 2017, 11:07

How cute, so which faction in Lebanon isn't criminal?