Lebanese Army Chief Announces Start of Operation against ISIS /ISIL

“In the name of Lebanon, in the name of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, in the name of martyrs of the army, I announce the launch of ‘Fajr al-Joroud Operation’ in the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and the towns of al-Qaa,” the Lebanese army chief, General Joseph Aoun announced in a statement.

Shortly after the announcement, President Michel Aoun arrived at the Defense Ministry in Yarze, east of Beirut, to follow up on the operation. It is to be noted that the Lebanese artillery is pounding ISIL positions in the outskirts of both towns.