Lebanon: ISIL-Nusra Clashes in Arsal Barrens Claim Number of Terrorists
Heavy clashes erupted Tuesday in the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal between ‘jihadists’ from the rival ISIL and Fateh al-Sham (Nusra Front) groups, state-run National News Agency reported.
Several militants from both sides were killed and wounded in the fighting, NNA said.
It later reported that the clashes had spread across the outskirts to reach the Sahlat al-Ajram area as Fateh al-Sham fighters seized control of an ISIL checkpoint in the al-Shir region.
The Lebanese army meanwhile fired heavy artillery from its posts in north Bekaa at movements by the militants in the Khirbet Younin, Sahlat al-Ajram and Wadi al-Khayl areas.