Lebanon arrests wife son of IS chief Baghdadi military

Posted by on Dec 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BEIRUT: Lebanon has arrested a wife and son of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria, a military source said. The two were detained by military intelligence 10 days ago near the town of Arsal, close to the border with Syria, the source told AFP, saying only that the woman was Syrian and that the boy was eight or nine years... 

Saudi gives Lebanon army 1 bn exPM Saad Hariri

Posted by on Aug 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has provided Lebanon´s army, battling jihadists on the Syrian border, with one billion dollars to strengthen security, former Lebanese premier Saad Hariri told reporters in Jeddah on Wednesday. King Abdullah “has informed me of his generous decision to provide the Lebanese army… with one billion dollars to strengthen its capabilities to preserve Lebanon´s security,” Hariri... 

Heavy fighting between Lebanon army militants on Syria border

Posted by on Aug 04, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LABWEH: Lebanese troops shelled militant positions in the mountains around the town of Arsal on the Syrian border on Monday, as fierce fighting raged there for a third day. An AFP correspondent on the outskirts of the town said soldiers were firing mortar shells into the mountains and the sound of heavy machine gun fire could also be heard in the area. Thick smoke rose from Arsal, reportedly after a petrol station in... 

Northern Israel hit by rocket from Lebanon army

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

JERUSALEM: A rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel early Friday, causing troops to hit back with artillery fire over the border, the Israeli army said. The rocket crashed into a field near Kfar Yuval, between Metula and Kiryat Shmona at Israel´s northernmost tip, a spokeswoman told. “A rocket fired from Lebanon hit an open area near Metula a short time ago. In response, IDF (army) forces opened fire... 

Syrians lack medical care in Lebanon Watchdog

Posted by on May 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BEIRUT: Syrian refugees in Lebanon lack access to specialized medical care such as dialysis and cancer treatment, forcing some to risk their lives to return to their war-ravaged country for health care, according to a report by Amnesty International released Wednesday. Amnesty said tens of thousands of Syrians are unable to get hospital treatment in Lebanon, leaving their chronic conditions and serious illnesses untreated.... 

Lebanon registers first case of MERS

Posted by on May 09, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BEIRUT: Lebanon has registered its first case of the deadly MERS coronavirus, but the person who contracted it was released after showing signs of recovery, the health ministry said Thursday. The news came as Saudi Arabia, the country worst hit by the disease, announced four more deaths, bringing the toll to 121 since its first appearance there in September 2012. “On Thursday afternoon, a patient who had been in... 

Lebanon car bomb kills two Hezbollah members security

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BAALBEK: A suicide car bomb attack killed four people late Sunday in an area dominated by Hezbollah near the Syrian border, a Lebanese security source told AFP. The attack in the Bekaa Valley was claimed by the Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, as well as by a little known extremist group based in the region. The bomb killed two Hezbollah members, including local official Abdel Rahman al-Qadi, and a woman and her husband who... 

Car bomb kills at least 3 in Lebanon

Posted by on Feb 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BEIRUT: A car bomb blew up Saturday near a gas station in northeast Lebanon, killing at least three people, officials said. The bomb was the second to hit the town of Hermel, in the latest attack that appeared linked to the war in neighboring Syria. Lebanon´s Red Crescent said three were killed and another 18 wounded. The organization initially reported that four people were killed, but later revised the number downwards. Eyewitnesses... 

Shells fired from Syria kill 7 in Lebanon town security

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BAALBEK: Shells fired from war-torn Syria killed seven people, including five children, when they rained down on the Lebanese border town of Arsal on Friday, Lebanese officials said. The deaths came as at least 20 rockets and shells launched from Syria hit border areas in the eastern Lebanon Bekaa Valley, which has seen frequent violence related to the Syrian conflict. “Seven people were killed and 20 others injured... 

Israel fires 20 shells on south Lebanon security

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment

MARJEYOUN: The Israeli military fired about 20 shells into southern Lebanon on Sunday without causing any damage after rockets were launched in the opposite direction, a Lebanese security official told AFP. The barrage came after the Israeli military said it had responded to rockets that reportedly struck an open field west of the town of Kyriat Shmona without causing any casualties or damage. View full post on www.geo.tv  Read More →


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