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ISIS Lebanon Syria

14 Lebanese soldiers killed

2 Aug, 2014

A Lebanese Army statement says its casualties total 14 soldiers killed, 86 wounded and 22 missing from three days of fighting against Syrian rebels claiming to be from both ISIS and Al Qaida affiliate the al-Nusra Front. The rebelssay they are fighting to free rebel commander¬†Imad Ahmad Jomaa, who has pledged allegiance to both groups. Jomaa’s deputy:

Let them release our emir and we are ready to pull out from all over the town … Or else we will escalate and expand, and we will ask for more demands