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Lebanese Army advances against ISIL near Syrian border-crossing

17 August 2017 13:06


The Lebanese Army has intensified their assault against the Islamic State (ISIL) forces near the Syrian border these past 48 hours, scoring a new advance north of the ‘Arsal Barrens.

Backed by heavy artillery, the Lebanese Army killed scores of Islamic State militants while attacking the terrorist group’s posts near the recently liberated Wadi Hmeid area.

According to a Lebanese military communique, their forces liberated several points from the Islamic State militants along the Ras Ba’albak-Jaroud ‘Arsal axis, killing a terrorist commander in the process.

The Lebanese Army is currently attacking the Islamic State’s positions in Ras Ba’albak, hoping to liberate more ground  as they continue to tighten the grip around the Syrian border.

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