After the Jroud battle, Lebanon fears ‘lone wolves’

Lebanese army soldiers patrol the Syrian border in an area they recently took from Isis in Jurud Ras Baalbek on 28 August 2017 AFP/Getty Images
Lebanese army soldiers patrol the Syrian border in an area they recently took from Isis in Jurud Ras Baalbek on 28 August 2017 AFP/Getty Images

After the battle of “Dawn of Jroud,” last week, the Lebanese army cleared the Syrian border, especially in Raas Ba’bak, al-Qaa and Aarsal. However, Lebanon continues to fear terrorist attacks that might target vital areas. This could be executed by individuals or “lone wolves”.

In a statement to Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, Lebanese General Security Director General Abbas Ibrahim said that “terrorists continues to target Lebanon despite the victory achieved on the eastern border [with Syria].” He expects a new phase of confrontations ahead.

Ibrahim said: “Terrorism in its geographical sense has receded from Lebanon after the defeat of the ISIS but that does not mean they disappeared along with their threats.”

He stressed that “one of the most important forms emerging in the terrorist operations is that these lone wolves manifested their aggression by ramming cars into innocent lives and killing people in the streets of the world.” He also warned of the danger of suicide bombers.

Timing of clashes

He pointed out that the timing of the clashes that broke out at camp Ain Al-Halwa in the city of Sidon in southern Lebanon, in conjunction with the battle of the Lebanese army in Jaroud, is not insignificant.

According to him, when the army began its battle, terrorists tried to relieve the pressure on their associates. However, the wise Palestinian forces responded to the message that they are not allowed to make camps a focal point to hit back at the Palestinians and the Lebanese.

In recent days, Ain al-Halwa camp has witnessed renewed clashes between the Palestinian forces and extremist factions. The camp is often overtaken by violence with a large number of weapons, extremist members as well as elements supporting ISIS.




9 responses to “After the Jroud battle, Lebanon fears ‘lone wolves’”

  1. Danny Farah Avatar
    Danny Farah

    Abbas was not stressing when he and his bodies made agreement with ISIS to let them go while he know the soldiers were dead he was faking it by giving their families false hopes. He only answers to Hezbollah and anyone answers to outside of the government need to leave it.

  2. Danny Farah Avatar
    Danny Farah

    The ISF needs to be fully on alerts and be proactive so they can hunt them ISIS and it’s supporters down so a pre-emptive strike will save hundreds of lives and big toll on the economy.

  3. The Lebanese army reported that it established the identity of the leader of a large cell of the terrorist group “Islamic State”, operating in the west of Lebanon. The militant was known as Abu Khatab.

    In recent days, 19 people were arrested, suspected of belonging to the cell headed by him. During the interrogations it was established that the real name of the jihadist was Fadi Ibrahim Ahmad. He owns a restaurant located in the FaLIEstinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh.

    Fadi was born in Egypt in 1991. He settled in Ain al-Hilwa two years ago, and soon after that he married a FaLIEstinian living here. Her father was one of the leaders of FaLIEstinian Islamists in the camp. Recently, the jihadist has gone underground

  4. Hind Abyad Avatar

    Lebanese Journalist Sharmine Narwani. 28 août 2014
    Obama says ISIS fight will require a ‘regional strategy’. Here’s how that works:

  5. Well there are NO news regarding Lebanon since the 5 of September….

    What a Magical place with out News.
    Or there is NO more Lebanon but Iranbanon

    1. Well, perhaps there are news after all;
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  6. Additional news for Ya Libnan news-less blog…
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    The leader of Catalonia says Spain is showing a “totalitarian attitude” with the arrests of Catalan officials and civil servants but is vowing to go ahead with an independence referendum despite legal warnings not to do so.

    Carles Puigdemont appeared with members of his cabinet Wednesday following several arrests in an ongoing operation by Civil Guard agents. Those arrested include a top official managing the region’s economic affairs.

    Kurdish referendum: Turkey’s Erdogan demands vote be called off Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi railed against the vote on Tuesday, saying he rejected the idea of independence for the northern autonomous region and hinted at military action.

    Donald Trump’s amazing golf swing….

  7. As there are no more news from Lebanon in Ya libnan.
    Here are some news from IRANBANON

    September 16, 2017

    TEHRAN – Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, has met with Grand Ayatollah Hossein Noori-Hamedani upon the latter’s arrival in Lebanon, IRIB news reported on Friday.

    Nasrallah referred to the grand ayatollah’s visit as a blessed and memorable trip, saying the resistance movement will never forget his support.

    The Hezbollah chief also hailed Iran, Imam Khomeini – founder of the Islamic Republic – and Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for their crucial role in promoting the resistance movement in Lebanon. He also thanked the Iranian nation for their solidarity with the Lebanese people.

    1. You should join to “volunteers” or is it volunteer? YaLibnan seems like a one man show.

      Any news on IsraLondon?

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