Lebanese Army Retaliates to ISIL Fire, Destroys Nusra Post

The Lebanese army on Monday retaliated to shelling from ISIL terrorist group on the border with Syria after destroying a post for al-Nusra Front in the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal, state-run National News Agency reported.

Lebanese army“Army posts in Ras Baalbek have come under mortar fire from the militants of the ISIL group who are stationed in the eastern outskirts and the army has responded forcefully,” NNA said.

Al-Jadeed television said the army was using heavy artillery in its bombardment.

Earlier in the day, NNA said the army’s Fifth Intervention Regiment had destroyed a Nusra Front post in the Dahr al-Safa area in Arsal’s outskirts.

Terrorists from ISIL and al-Nusra are entrenched in rugged areas along the Lebanese-Syrian border and the army regularly shells their posts while the Syrian army and allied forces have engaged in clashes with them on the Syrian side of the border.