The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq has released a statement claiming that its members have killed up to 100 Lebanese soldiers during the recent clashes in the Arsal area at the Syrian-Lebanese border. In a separate development ISIS allegedly killed 17 Hezbollah members during their advane at the Zamrani Mountain. However, the terrorist group was not able to provide any photos or videos confirming its claims.
The Lebanese Army has liberated 80 km2 out of 120 km2 that had been under the ISIS control in Ras Balbak and al-Qa’a areas. At the same time, Hezbollah and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have made large gains against ISIS on the Syrian side of the border.