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Lebanese Army Renews Shelling ISIL Posts in Ras Baalbek, Fakha

6 August 2017 14:11

Lebanese Army renewed on Sunday shelling with heavy artillery the positions of the terrorist ISIL militants in the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Fakha region, National News Agency reported.

Earlier on Saturday, the army shelled posts and vehicles of ISIL terrorists on the outskirts of the eastern border town of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa.

“The War Media outlet said the army was able to inflict casualties among the IS ranks killing and wounding several in al-Mkhayrmeh neighborhood of Ras Baalbek outskirts,” local media said.

The army has been intermittently shelling the ISIL posts over the past days.

The troops shelled outskirts of Ras Baalbek and the neighboring town of al-Qaa on Friday inflicting casualties and destroying a number of sites.

On Thursday, army units continued their deployment in the outskirts of the nearby border town of Arsal, seizing control of Nusra posts liberated by a Hezbollah offensive against the terrorists.

The army is reportedly preparing a major operation aimed at eradicating ISIL militants from the outskirts of al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek. The operation is being coordinated with the Syrian army and Hezbollah who will fight from the Syrian side of the border.

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