Yesterday afternoon, the Lebanese Armed Forces smashed Jabhat al-Nusra (Syrian al-Qaeda group) positions south of the Lebanese border city of Arsal.
The bombardment was purportedly well-planed as Lebanese military helicopters and long-range MLSR artillery units were given the exact coordinates of jihadists through extensive surveillance of the area.
Dozens of al-Qaeda fighters were reportedly killed although the Lebanese Army was not able to confirm the exact number of casualties.
Furthermore, Lebanese government forces also targeted a Jabhat al-Nusra storage area and several ammunition depots that were located near the Syrian border.
Arsal has been a hub of Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS militants for years; however, it is also home to thousands of predominately Sunni Syrian refugees.