Army Shelling Inflicts Direct Damages to IS Posts in Ras Baalbek, Qaa

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The Lebanese army has shelled the posts of the Islamic State group on the outskirts of the eastern border towns of al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek, the Army Command-Orientation Directorate said in statement on Thursday.

“Army units have pounded with heavy artillery, missile launchers and helicopters, several posts of terrorist in the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa. Several injuries were reported among their ranks,” the Army's communique said.

The move comes as the army gears up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of Islamic State militants from a remote corner near Syrian border, seeking to end a years-long threat posed to neighboring towns and villages by the extremists.

The years-long presence of extremists in the border area has brought suffering to neighboring towns and villages, from shelling, to kidnappings of villagers for ransom.

Car bombs made in the area and sent to other parts of the country, including Beirut's southern suburbs, have killed scores of citizens.

The planned operation follows a six-day military offensive by Hizbullah that forced al-Qaida-linked fighters to flee the area on the outskirts of the border town of Arsal, along with thousands of civilians.

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Missing kangarooabed 4 months

ado.australia 3 hours ago 00
God speed ya Watan! The Lebanese defense forces is our Nation!

hi ado, i am trying to conceptualize your argument. but how can a person or an institution be considered a territory or real property?

Missing kangarooabed 4 months

ado.australia 3 hours ago 00
...... the Lebanon and her people ......

hi ado. just wondering how you were able to find out that lebanon is a female rather than a male. I would love to know your sources so that I could use them in the future when I attempt to make an argument. It would be very useful.

Thumb galaxy 4 months

ado when will you be posting as karim aka lebanon_001, etc. ?