File - A general view shows the Lebanese village of al-Qaa, front, facing the Syrian villages of Joussi and Nazaria, background.
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ISIS militants attacked four Hezbollah posts on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Ras Baalbek Tuesday in a failed bid to capture two hills, sparking intense clashes that left at least 22 people dead, a security source said.It was unclear if the Army coordinated the attacks with Hezbollah.A source close to Hezbollah said eight party fighters and 14 jihadis were killed in the initial attack and ensuing clashes.Al-Manar said ISIS aimed to take two strategic hills controlled by Hezbollah.Al-Manar said that Hezbollah fighters were hunting down ISIS militants on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Al-Qaa as the jihadis retreated from the area.Some of the ISIS casualties resulted from mines planted by Hezbollah on Ras Baalbek's outskirts, the report added.
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