Reports from Lebanese media service, El Nashra, reports that the Lebanese army have been targeting ISIS and Al-Nusra Front positions in the northern Bekaa Valley. This has been on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and the infamous Islamists stronghold of Aarsal.
Although Hezbollah and Lebanese Armed Forces attack Islamist positions frequently, it has been reported this has increased since the release of 16 captured Lebanese Army personnel from Al-Nusra Front captivity.
This is believed to occur because there are no longer concerns of accidentally killing captured army personnel. This is most especially seen in Aarsal where the deal was made between the Lebanese government and Al-Nusra Front to release prisoners from either side. The shelling of ISIS positions is believed to be a tool to pressure them into a negotiation of releasing hostages like the deal made with the Al-Nusra Front.