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Source: Hezbollah loses 10 fighters in Sunday clashes with Nusra Front (3 articles)

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Al-Qaeda Affiliate Battles Hizbullah in Lebanon

(dailyalert.org, Oct. 6, 2014)

Hundreds of Sunni Muslim insurgents from the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s wing in Syria, on Sunday attacked at least 10 Hizbullah bases in eastern Lebanon along a mountain range close to the Syrian border. At least 16 insurgents and five Hizbullah fighters were killed. (Reuters-New York Times)

Source: Hezbollah loses 10 fighters in Sunday clashes with Nusra Front

by Reuters via jpost.com, Oct. 6, 2014

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Lebanon: The Next Front Line in the Islamic State Onslaught – David Schenker
(dailyalert.org, Oct. 6, 2014)

ISIS is kidnapping and decapitating Lebanese citizens too, and in recent weeks two Lebanese soldiers were killed. Beirut is in a state of paralysis, fearing the execution of about two-dozen other Lebanese troops and police currently held hostage. On Sept. 12, the Lebanese press reported that “more than 40” ISIS cells were currently operating on Lebanese territory and planning terrorist attacks. The writer is director of the Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. (Wall Street Journal)

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