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Lebanese Army to Launch Imminent Anti-ISIL Operation at Border with Syria



The Lebanese Army artillery units and Air Force pounded ISIL’s positions in the heights at border with Syria to pave the way for the ground forces to kick off an imminent operation against the terrorists in the region, field sources reported on Sunday.

The Lebanese army has dispatched more forces and equipment to border heights of al-Qa’a and Ba’albak in the Northeastern parts of the country, the sources said.

The sources said that the army’s missile and artillery units along with fighter jets have been continuously targeting ISIL’s positions in the hills and positions of Khirbet Davoud, Ra’as al-Kaf, al-Washal, Jabal al-Mokheiramah, Shamis al-Ash and Darb al-Arab in Ra’as Ba’albak heights to pave the ground for the army’s upcoming operation in the border region.

An Arab media outlet reported on Saturday that the Lebanese Army was coordinating with its Syrian counterpart to kick off an imminent joint operation to drive terrorists out of mountainous regions at their shared border.

The Arabic-language al-Hadath news quoted the Lebanese media as saying that direct military coordination between the Lebanese and Syrian military commanders has been carried out to pave the ground for a joint anti-ISIL operation in al-Qa’a heights and Ra’as Ba’albak region.

Al-Hadath reported that several meetings were held between the Lebanese and Syrian military officials in recent days, adding that they designed a plan for the operation based on which each army had its own land of operation and responsibilities.

In the meantime, the Lebanese artillery units and Air Force targeted ISIL’s positions in Ra’as Ba’albak, destroying their command centers and military vehicles.

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