Terrorist ISIL Retreats from Lebanon’s Arsal to Raqqa in Syria
Rabid Dogs of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group reportedly withdrew from the Northeastern Lebanese border town of Arsal.
According to a report by Asharq al-Awsat daily published on Thursday, the Takfiri group has cut the number of its militants in the area to 200 and the rest have been moved to the Eastern Syrian city of Raqqa.
Abou Balqis, a leader of the Takfiri group, has reportedly been appointed as the head of the 200 militants in Lebanon, press tv reported.
Eight other leaders of the Takfiri group are among the militants who have retreated to the Syrian city. There has been no report on the reasons behind the move by the terrorist group.
Terrorists with the al-Nusra front and ISIL overran the Eastern Lebanese town of Arsal, situated 124 kilometers (77 miles) Northeast of the capital, Beirut, last August, killing and capturing more than three dozen soldiers and security forces.
Lebanon has been suffering from terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda-affiliated militants as well as random rocket attacks, which are viewed as a spillover of the conflict in Syria.