Lebanon News

Lebanese army arrests top Nusra Front official outside northeast border town

In this Sunday June 19, 2016 photo, a Lebanese army soldier takes his position overlooking an area controlled by ISIS at the edge of the town of Arsal, on the Syrian border, in northeast Lebanon. The Lebanese army is fighting a war against the Islamic State and al-Qaida and has clawed significant territory back from the extremists. The fighting and shelling near the eastern border town of Arsal occur almost daily. Some 5,000 Lebanese soldiers are fighting against a dwindling number of militants.

 

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