The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has had a horrible week in eastern Lebanon, thanks in large part to the Lebanese Resistance’s (Hezbollah) unwillingness to yield any ground to the encroaching terrorists in the Ras Ba’albak and Jaroud Qa’a area of the Beqa’a Governorate.
However, the severe loss of life to the Lebanese Resistance did not seem to phase the ISIS command; instead, they decided to intensify each attack with an increase in manpower, which would ultimately prove to be unwise as they suffered 45+ casualties in the Beqa’a Governorate over the last 72 hours.
On Thursday morning, the situation did not get any better for ISIS in eastern Lebanon, as their decision to strike the town of Jaroud Al-Qa’a near the Syrian border-crossing left them with over 20+ combatants dead and several others wounded.
Unable to recover from their first failed assault this morning, ISIS was forced to retreat towards Jaroud ‘Arsal in order to evade Hezbollah’s mortar shells and their disciplined snipers that tend to pick-off terrorists lurking around the area.
More importantly, Hezbollah has proven to be one of the most effective forces against ISIS in both Syria and Lebanon; this is something that is often dismissed by anti-Hezbollah publications in the West and the Gulf.