by Jonathan Azaziah
Happy Second Liberation Day! On this very day last year, the Lebanese Islamic Resistance of Hizbullah, in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Army and the Lebanese Armed Forces, expelled the last remaining Takfiri terrorists from Jroud al-Arsal, preventing an ISIS-Al-Qaeda takeover of Lebanon and permanently defeating the plot derived from Oded Yinon to balkanize the state on ethno-sectarian lines. Three days later, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah took to the airwaves to declare that “the Second Liberation Day of Lebanon will be recorded someday in the history of Lebanon and the region as a major achievement, just like Resistance and Liberation Day before it. This will come to pass whether the Lebanese government recognizes it or not; whether the Lebanese government likes it or not.” Continue reading Happy Second Liberation Day! Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Marks The First Anniversary Of Lebanon’s Defeat Of Takfirism With Scathing Shots At ‘Israel’
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri did not make good on his promises to make the appropriations necessary to finalize the arms deal signed by the Lebanese army and the Russian government. The United States and Saudi Arabia support Hariri’s delay, while the army is in the midst of an ongoing confrontation with takfiri terrorist groups on the eastern border with Syria.
The Lebanese army should not be supplied with Russian weapons, though it desperately needs them for its battle against takfiri terrorist groups. This is a logical deduction from the arms deal’s hiatus, brought about by a failure to make the proposed $500 million appropriations. These appropriations were supposed to come out of a $1 billion grant from Saudi Arabia to the Lebanese army and security forces, the spending of which is being supervised by former Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Continue reading On US-Saudi Orders, Hariri Forestalls Arming the Lebanese Military
A senior militant recently detained by the Lebanese army was involved in the assassination of Minister Mohammed Shatah, the transfer of suicide bombers who killed dozens of people, in addition to several other terror offenses, media reports said on Thursday.
“Mahmoud Ahmed Abu Abbas was arrested in (the Bekaa town of) Majdal Anjar before being immediately transferred to the defense ministry building,” al-Mayadeen television reported.
It said he was involved in the 2013 assassination of Minister Mohammed Shatah in a central Beirut car bombing.
Military sources informed on the investigations told al-Mayadeen that “the car used in Shatah’s assassination came from the Ain el-Hilweh camp,” noting that Abdullah Azzam Brigades leader “Majed al-Majed was arrested four days after the assassination.”
Continue reading Terrorist From Saudi-Controlled Abdullah Azzam Brigades was Involved in Shatah’s Assassination
by Esperance Ghanem, Al-Monitor
EIRUT — The Lebanese army dealt a painful blow to the Islamic State’s (IS) plan in Lebanon through the battle it waged in Tripoli. This happened in the wake of the attack of armed groups on the army to retaliate against the arrest of Ahmad Salim Mikati in the town of Asoun, in the northern district of Dannieh, on Oct. 23.
It appears that Mikati is affiliated with IS, and that he formed cells in Lebanon to carry out terrorist acts. He allegedly also recruited soldiers after they escaped from the army, and the videos in which they declared their defection from the army were taped in his apartment.
Why is the battle that the army waged against terrorism in Tripoli important? Continue reading Tripoli battle foils ISIS expansion