Lebanon & Syria
August 5, 2014
An commander for extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, allegedly responsible for rigging vehicles with explosives for attacks in Lebanon, was killed in ongoing clashes in Arsal
Michel Aoun declared on Tuesday that he had long warned against holding negotiations with terrorists fighting the army in the northeastern town of Arsal.
Hezbollah Tuesday denied its fighters intervened in the ongoing clashes between the Lebanese Army and militants from Syria in Arsal, and commended the government for its unified stance in support of the military.
Saudi's King Abdullah pledged to speed up military assistance to the Lebanese army in a bid to tackle dangerous clashes with militants in Arsal.
Leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said he expected the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria to fail and that the extremist organization would not advance in Lebanon.
August 4, 2014
Hezbollah offers to support for the Lebanese army against militants in the north.
The Lebanese army continues to battle militants in Arsal in spillover violence from the war in Syria.
August 3, 2014
The Nusra Front denied Sunday involvement in the Arsal clashes in east Lebanon, and said detained battalion commander Imad Jomaa was not a member.
Gen. Jean Kahwagi Sunday said attacks on Arsal were premeditated, refuting claims that the militant attack was driven by the detention of Imad Jomaa.
Eight soldiers from Lebanon's army were killed in overnight clashes with gunmen across the town of Arsal, close to the Syrian border.
The United States will provide Jordan an additional $84 million in aid for Syrian refugees, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to more than $388 million in Jordan, and more than $2.4 billion in total throughout Syria and the region.
August 2, 2014
The Lebanese Army Intelligence apprehended seven Syrian nationals while trying to infiltrate illegally into Lebanese territories by evading checkpoints.
August 1, 2014
After being detained last month, Hussein Izzat Atwe will be released with charges of unlicensed weapons and firing rockets at Israel.
Lebanese authorities have arrested a woman with an explosive belt in Al-Ayrounieh, Lebanon, and continue to investigate six suspected members of ISIS and Nusra Front.
July 31, 2014
Lebanon´s honorary consul for the West African state of Benin, Assaad Shaghouri, was shot in his care by unknown assailants, whilst travelling in neighbouring Togo.