Beirut, Lebanon (5:00 A.M.) – The Lebanese Armed Forces carried out a vicious attack against the jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Nusra) in the eastern countryside of the Beqa’a Valley on Wednesday, killing several terrorists before the Lebanese Army launched a ground assault.

According to a military source in Beirut, the Lebanese Army conducted a powerful ground assault against the jihadist rebels, attacking their positions near the ‘Assal Al-Ward border-crossing into Syria.

The source added that the Lebanese Army and their attack choppers pounded Jaysh Al-Fateh Al-Sham’s defenses at the ‘Arsal Quarries and Ba’albak Highlands, inflicting heavy losses on the enemy combatants.

With Hezbollah deploying much of their forces to Aleppo, the Lebanese Army has been tasked with protecting Lebanon’s Qalamoun Mountains; however, the last time they were protecting this area, the jihadists grew exponentially in the region.

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Gen ندى
Gen ندى
2016-08-11 03:45

I don’t care which political side your on, it’s ridiculous that our politicians refuse to arm the army properly. Why the

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-11 05:20
Reply to  Gen ندى

In fact, what would be good against terrorists would be a LOT of armed civilians. Swiss has a great system of militia and you keep your equipment home, even when @34 old, your periods have ended (you do 10 month military service diluted over 16 years : a few days here, a few days there), thus, it makes Swiss the country with the biggest number of weapons per capita! The funny fact : they have the smallest murder rate on Earth (if you don’t count some city-states filled with cops like Monaco or Vatican). Well, I asked myself how long… Read more »

Wintry
Wintry
2016-08-11 03:33

Never knew Lebanon operates attack helicopters.

Syd Smith
Syd Smith
2016-08-11 07:19

@Zachary_Royall They are 700 years behind the West in social, human, women rights & religious behavior!

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-11 05:07

Transnational collaboration helped a lot to nearly totally finish Boko-Haram in Africa (there are about 200 goatfuckers left, divided in 3 wilayats, hiding probably in jungle areas and doing attacks from time to time. Soon up or later, they’ll be dealt). Let’s be clear, the shithadists being a problem for Iraq, Syria and trying to spillover in Lebanon. @Wintry : Lebanon has 7 french Gazelles armed choppers. These small choppers are pretty effective in SyAAF too, kinda thing that can stick to terrain by flying 3m high @310km/h (!), the habitual tactics being stay covered behind trees, hills, even housings,… Read more »

Syd Smith
Syd Smith
2016-08-11 07:18

@Zachary_Royall The Middle East is one big mess! There everybody hates everybody!Don’t let them in the US& Canada!