A Lebanese soldier was killed while dismantling an explosive device outside the town of Arsal on the border with Syria on Wednesday, security sources said. The death comes a day after gunmen who crossed from Syria into the nearby mountainous border town of Ras Baalbek killed six Lebanese soldiers when they ambushed a patrol near […]
The Lebanese army’s Brig Gen Ali Mourad got a WhatsApp message from the Islamic State (IS). It was short and to the point. “We are the heroes of Qalamoun,” it said, referring to the mountains on Syria’s border with Lebanon, “and we’re going to kill you.” Gen Mourad has a robust attitude to this threat. […]
Minister Nazem Khoury who represents president Suleiman in the cabinet told Voice of Lebanon on Saturday that “Hezbollah’s Ayoub drone was a big surprise to all of us in Lebanon including the president “. He added: President Suleiman made his comments on this basis and that is “it is necessary to adopt a clear defense […]
The Lebanese army began deploying in the Beqaa Valley in eastern Lebanon on Wednesday , National News Agency reported. The deployment by the Lebanese army comes after Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri said on Monday that a decision had been made to permanently deploy the Lebanese army in the Beqaa Valley.
Syrian rebels attacked a Lebanese army position overnight, the army said on Saturday, underscoring fears that fighting in the Syrian civil war will spill into other countries and stoke a wider conflict. This comes amid fighting between government forces and rebels near the Syrian-Lebanese border and unrest near Turkish, Jordanian and Iraqi territories.
One of the kidnappers of Lebanese citizen Youssef Beshara was found and arrested following a raid by the intelligence branch of the army in the Chiah district of Beirut.
The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon today met with senior Lebanese Government officials for discussion on a range of issues, with a particular focus on cooperation between UN peacekeepers and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).
The news that the European Union is again debating whether to put Hezbollah, Lebanon’s dominant political and military force, on its terrorist list is deeply worrying. The move, which reflects growing international pressure on Hezbollah following a recent intensification of U.S. sanctions — risks disturbing the fragile country’s uneasy peace.
Lebanese security forces freed four Syrian hostages on Tuesday in a raid on a powerful Shi’ite Muslim clan, which kidnapped more than 20 people last month. The four told a Lebanese television station they had been tortured when they were held by the armed wing of the Meqdad clan and were forced to confess they […]
A Lebanese army officer was found dead at his house in the Kesrouan town of Al-Mradiyyeh, National News Agency reported on Friday.