On Sunday evening in Lebanon’s eastern countryside, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a surprise offensive to capture the the Beqa’a Governorate town of Jaroud Al-Qa’a on the Syrian-Lebanese border; however, this offensive would be short-lived, as the Hezbollah soldiers guarding the town overpowered the encroaching terrorists near Ras Ba’albak.
According to a local journalist in the Ba’albak Municipality, Hezbollah scouts reported a large and well-armed ISIS convoy en route to Jaroud Al-Qa’a; this gave the Lebanese Resistance enough time to make preparations for the town’s defenses and to ultimately push back the terrorist group that was attempting to seize this area along the Syrian-Lebanese border.
When ISIS finally arrived to Jaroud Al-Qa’a, they were devastated by a well-prepared Hezbollah contingent that killed well over 15 enemy combatants while also destroying a number of their armored vehicles that were armed with a variety of mounted machine gun turrets.
After sustaining heavy casualties during the failed infiltration, ISIS was forced to retreat south of Jaroud Al-Qa’a and end their long awaited offensive near the Homs Governorate border.
Hezbollah is currently in full-control of this part of Lebanon – they have repeatedly repelled both Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and ISIS terrorists attempting to cross-over into Syria.