File - Lebanese soldiers on armored vehicles leave the town of Arsal, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Lebanon's contribution to the global coalition against ISIS will likely center on closing the porous border with Syria and cracking down on cells within the country, analysts said.Still, Hezbollah's involvement in the fight within Syria alongside the regime of President Bashar Assad is likely to complicate efforts to combat ISIS.Farhat said Lebanon and Hezbollah were already engaged in the fight against Syrian rebels – the Army is deployed in the Northern Bekaa and outskirts of Arsal to block the entry of militants, and Hezbollah has been engaged against the militants in the Qalamoun region and west of the city of Homs.Hezbollah's involvement in the war complicates Lebanon's role in the fight against ISIS.Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, a fellow in the Middle East Forum who has extensively studied Syrian rebel groups, agreed that Hezbollah may well end up shouldering the majority of Lebanon's fighting against ISIS incursions, given how well the party is armed.But he said Hezbollah's role in Syria may harm Lebanon's contribution to the anti-ISIS war effort.
U.S. threat spurred Syria bid to control Lebanon, STL told
ICRC ready to help with Lebanese hostage negotiations
Jabal Mohsen bids farewell to fallen sons
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE