Sheikh Nabil Qaouk attends a ceremony in the village of Jibsheet, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Deputy head of Hezbollah's executive council Sheikh Nabil Qaouk said in comments published Sunday that the threat of extremists on the outskirts of Lebanon's northeastern border towns was real and should not be ignored.Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah explicitly announced in 2013 that his party was actively taking part in the Syrian war.The Lebanese army and Hezbollah regularly pound ISIS and Nusra Front hideouts along the rugged outskirts surrounding Arsal, Ras Baalbek and Al-Qaa to the east, along the Syrian frontier, to keep them at bay.
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