Map Update: Military Situation In Western Qalamoun Area At Syrian-Lebanese Border

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The Lebanese Army, Hezbollah and the Syrian Arab Army have been participating in a large-scale operation against ISIS terrorists at the Syrian-Lebanese border. According to pro-government sources, only a small number of ISIS members remain in the area. Thus, it could be epxected that the SAA, Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army will secure the border area soon.

Map Update: Military Situation In Western Qalamoun Area At Syrian-Lebanese Border

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  • PZIVJ

    The last Jihadist pocket along the Lebanese border.
    GOOD WORK, keep up the cooperation to keep this area rat free. :)

    • Bill Wilson

      That region was used to move ISIS fighters and supplies thru Lebanon into Syria and recently has been an avenue for escape from Syria.

  • RichardD

    A few HE or thermobaric precision grenades into doors, windows, gun holes or bunker entrances could make for a very bad day for the regime change invaders:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl9e0ox5AUo

  • Daniel

    Something is not right in the Lebanese army. How on earth could they allow ISIS to control a part of their land. Any other country would immediately have attacked them and reinforced the borders. Its a bit worrying I would say. They can’t function without Hezbollah?

    • RichardD

      The Lebanese have limited resources, they don’t even have an air force to speak of. The Egyptians have one of the most powerful militarys in the world, and they’re having a lot of trouble with them. Isis is a front for state actors, using “plausible” deniability and blending in with local citizenry and refuges. These are basically foreign actors using state level resources to infiltrate targeted victim states.

      • Daniel

        I agree but here they clearly have taken a larger piece of land and had it for a while without being challenged, first when Hezbollah have time something is happening. In Egypt they immediately react to any such actions.

        • RichardD

          I’m not sure that they were unchallenged. I don’t know the particulars with these cross border activities. But they may be somewhat fluid and hidden. And the Lebanese may have adopted a containment policy for uninhabited border areas until the resources could be marshaled to expel the terrorists.

          Israel is openly supporting them in the Golan, is regularly violating Lebanese air space, and who knows when those crazy baby rapers are going to start trouble in southern Lebanon. With Hezbollah doing a lot of expeditionary work in Syria, the Lebanese military has the Israeli border to worry about. And may not want to divert to many resources to the Syrian border when it’s already stretched thin.

          The Egyptians are in a much better position in terms of man power and equipment to get on Isis trouble spots quickly. And even they’re limited by Sinai treaty obligations. Which should probably be reworked or abrogated depending on the circumstances when they put Egypt at a disadvantage in dealing with it’s own internal and border security problems.

      • Bill Wilson

        ISIS is nothing but an international organized crime operation that’s using extreme Islam as a guise and recruiting tool. Hezbollah isn’t much different since they were created by displaced members of the PLO which was another Arab criminal racket that was eased aside by Fatah and Hamas.