Al-Qaa’s Angels! Lebanese Christian women take up arms to defend their village

Published June 30th, 2016 - 08:33 GMT
Lebanese Christian women hold weapons as residents of the Christian village of al-Qaa, near the Lebanon's border with war-ravaged Syria, secure the area on June 28, 2016 after two waves of suicide bombings struck the village killing and wounding several people. (AFP/Stringer)
Lebanese Christian women hold weapons as residents of the Christian village of al-Qaa, near the Lebanon's border with war-ravaged Syria, secure the area on June 28, 2016 after two waves of suicide bombings struck the village killing and wounding several people. (AFP/Stringer)

Several women living in the Lebanese Christian village of al-Qaa have taken up arms following two waves of deadly suicide bombings on Monday.

News of the bombings shocked the border town, and authorities have warned Lebanon should brace itself for more potential attacks.

The bombings in al-Qaa took place in two waves, with one occurring before dawn on Monday, and the second later at night. The suicide bombers blew themselves up in the center of the village, near a church.

Located in the Shia Hermel region, where Hezbollah largely holds sway, Al-Qaa and the nearby Ras Baalbek are the only two villages with a Christian majority.

The Lebanese army arrested 103 Syrians in a security sweep following the attacks.

“The attack on the Lebanese national security and the unfamiliar manner in which it was executed usher in a new kind of phase in the state’s confrontation with the dark forces of terrorism,” a Cabinet statement said.


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