Lebanon & Syria
August 27, 2014
Syrian warplanes launched air strikes on Arsal, Lebanon Wednesday.
At least fifteen Australian citizens were killed fighting alongside terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.
There are more than 8,000 Iraqi refugees in Lebanon, according to a new report by Lebanese officials.
August 26, 2014
The Nusra Front says that it may use military options to force the release of militants detained in Lebanon’s prisons
August 25, 2014
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai will talk with Pope Francis on the Christian sufferings in the Middle East and the Lebanese presidential election stalemate on Wednesday.
August 24, 2014
Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by ISIS militants was released Sunday.
The Lebanese Army went on full alert in Arsal Sunday after a militant-affiliated Arsal resident was killed Saturday night and irregular activity targeted the border region’s outskirts.
Syrian refugees living undocumented in Lebanon will be given a grace period fro Aug. 21 to Dec. 31 to move back to Syria without facing residency violation fines.
August 23, 2014
Islamist extremist group Nusra Front released a video Saturday of captured Lebanese soldiers and ISF members pleading with Hezbollah to leave Syria to ensure their safe release.
Amid criticism about military handling of the Arsal battle with Syrian militants earlier in August, Lebanese army COmmader Gen. Jean Kahwagi refutes claims he used the battle for political gains.
August 22, 2014
Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has deplored as a “savage crime” the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an ISIL terrorist in a recently released video.
August 21, 2014
In a recent toll using data collected from sources on the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports more than 180,000 conflict-related deaths in Syria since March 2011.
Amid frustration with public sector salaries, Lebanon prepares for a general strike Thursday.
August 20, 2014
U.S. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa said his government would continue to support the Lebanese army during a meeting with officials Tuesday.
Hezbollah has killed an ISIS commander allegedly responsible for preparing suicide bombers for attacks in Lebanon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.