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Lebanese Army Faces Jihadist Threat on Syrian Border

By Angus McDowall ARSAL, Lebanon, Sept 29 – From a sandbagged army post near the border with Syria, Lebanese soldiers gaze through tripod-mounted binoculars into hills where jihadist militants are entrenched, a forgotten front in Syria’s civil war that has led to bombings inside Lebanon. There is frequent fighting between the army and around 1,000-1,200

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Lebanese Army Kills Daesh Leader at Syrian Border

BEIRUT, April 28 – Lebanese forces killed a Daesh leader on Thursday in an army operation in the mountainous border region with Syria, Lebanon’s National News Agency and a security source said. The man was named as Nayif al-Shaalaan, and identified as Daesh’s leader in the area by the security source. State media said he

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Lebanese Army Gets U.S., British Aid for Defending Border With Syria

BEIRUT, April 1¬†–¬†Lebanon‘s armed forces acquired three U.S. helicopters worth $26 million on Thursday to help in efforts to stop Syria’s civil war spilling over its border, along with almost $29 million of British aid as EU countries also step up their support. The Lebanese armed forces have now received a total of nine Huey

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Bomb Blast Kills Soldier in North Lebanon

BEIRUT, March 24 – A Lebanese soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in northern Lebanon on Thursday, the National News Agency and a security source said. A second soldier in the same patrol was wounded in the explosion which took place near the town of Arsal close to the Syrian border, the source said,

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