Hizbullah Vows to Protect Lebanon's Eastern Border

(Daily Star-Lebanon) Hashem Osseiran - The Lebanese state is not capable of responding to the jihadi threat on its eastern border with Syria, Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Tuesday, so the party's fighters are taking responsibility for securing the region. Hizbullah is expected to launch an offensive in the Qalamoun region in Syria to oust Islamist rebels who, he said, were intent on entering Lebanon. On Tuesday, Hizbullah troops ambushed an Al-Nusra convoy in Qalamoun on the outskirts of the Lebanese enclave of Tfail, killing 15 militants, according to a Lebanese security source.

2015-05-06 00:00:00

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