Lebanon launched third phase of attack against ISIS militants

Lebanon launched third phase of attack against ISIS militants
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:08:10

The Lebanese Armed Forces say they have launched the third phase of a broad offensive to capture areas controlled by the ISIS group on the border with Syria.

(ap) -- The army began its operation on Saturday and has so far captured about two-thirds of the area once held by ISIS.

The army said in a statement that a Lebanese mine expert was killed and four others wounded early Tuesday when explosives left behind by the extremists went off as they dismantled them.

The Syrian army and its ally, the Lebanese Hezbollah group, have launched a simultaneous operation to clear ISis militants from the Syrian side of the border in the western Qalamoun mountain range.


 

Category:
string(533) "[{"id":"3031851","sort":"7738606","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"150321096983950400.jpg","title":"Lebanese army recaptures a third of ISIS stronghold, raises Spanish flag as a "salute" to the victims of Barcelona attack "} ,{"id":"3030906","sort":"7738611","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"150311576746572500.jpg","title":"Hezbollah, Syrian and Lebanese army begin assault on ISIS [Video] "} ,{"id":"3031906","sort":"7738616","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"150321328489490400.jpg","title":"ISIS members surrender, lay down arms in Syria "} ]"