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Syrian refugees have been pressured to leave the Lebanese border town of Arsal over poor security and living conditions, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

Lebanese security forces arrested a former mayor of the town of Arsal near the Syrian border on Saturday in connection with the capture of Lebanese soldiers.

Lebanese army to deploy along entire border with Syria

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Lebanese army to deploy along entire border with Syria

Lebanon's army will deploy along the entire eastern border with Syria and remain stationed in the area after a recent defeat of Islamic State group militants.

Lebanon holds state funeral for soldiers killed by IS

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Lebanon holds state funeral for soldiers killed by IS

President Michel Aoun presided over the ceremony held at the Defence Ministry near Beirut, during which the soldiers were awarded Lebanon’s ...

Lebanese soldiers killed by IS to receive state funeral

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Lebanese soldiers killed by IS to receive state funeral

Lebanon will hold a state funeral on Friday for the nine soldiers killed by IS militants after they were kidnapped three years ago, Lebanese ...

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IS fighters begin evacuation of Lebanon for eastern Syria

Islamic State group fighters began evacuating a Syrian-Lebanese border region under an unprecedented deal to end three years of jihadist presence there, Syrian state television and Hizballah said.

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Lebanon finds remains of soldiers held by IS

Lebanon has located the remains of eight soldiers kidnapped three years ago by the Islamic State group along the restive eastern border with ...

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Lebanon: Fate of IS-held soldiers unclear as ceasefire declared

The fate of Lebanese servicemen held hostage by the Islamic State group remains unclear as Lebanon's military announces a pause in the battle ...

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Lebanon army 'in final stage of IS border battle'

The Lebanese army says it is in the final stages of a battle to clear IS militants from a mountainous region on the border with Syria.

Three Lebanese soldiers killed by landmine amid anti-IS offensive

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Three Lebanese soldiers killed by landmine amid anti-IS offensive

Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and one critically wounded on Sunday, when a landmine destroyed their vehicle near the border with Syria, ...

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Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

Lebanon’s US-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along ...

Final evacuation of Syrian rebels from Lebanon border begins

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Final evacuation of Syrian rebels from Lebanon border begins

The media arm of Lebanon’s militant Hizballah group says hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians have started leaving the Lebanon-Syria border ...

Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

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Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

Lebanon’s US-backed military is gearing up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of Islamic State militants from a remote corner near ...

US Special Forces operating in Lebanon 'close to Hizballah'

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US Special Forces operating in Lebanon 'close to Hizballah'

US Special Forces are operating in Lebanon ahead of an imminent battle with Islamic State group militants near the north-eastern border with ...

Hizballah to join fight against IS on Lebanon-Syria border Hizballah to join fight against IS on Lebanon-Syria border

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Hizballah to join fight against IS on Lebanon-Syria border

Hizballah will join the fight against the Islamic State group on the Lebanon-Syria border, days after declaring victory against an ...

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Refugees, fighters reach Syria after truce with Hizballah

The refugees and fighters from al-Qaeda's former Syrian branch arrived in bus convoys into the rebel-held area of Al-Saan in the central Syrian Hama province.

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Thousands of Syrian refugees leave Lebanon under Hizballah-Nusra ceasefire

Thousands of refugees on the Syria-Lebanon are set to be transferred to Syria's Idlib province under the second phase of the ceasefire deal ...

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Show of force: Hizballah declares 'mission accomplished' against al-Nusra

In-depth: Hizballah say they have completed the first stage of a campaign in eastern Lebanon's Arsal region, but was it little more ...

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Hizballah, Nusra exchange bodies under Syria-Lebanon border plan

Hizballah and former al-Qaeda-linked militants will exchange the bodies of dead fighters after reaching a ceasefire deal aiming to restore order ...

Hizballah and Lebanon army open new front against IS

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Hizballah and Lebanon army open new front against IS

The Lebanese army and Hizballah fighters have extended their campaign into eastern Lebanon's Ras Baalbeck, with a new offensive against IS after ...

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Where does Hizballah's recapture of Arsal leave Lebanese army?

Comment: After its Arsal victory, Hizballah's war against jihadis provides it with a fresh justification for clinging to its military ...

Ceasefire between Hizballah and rebels reached on Lebanon-Syria border

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Ceasefire between Hizballah and rebels reached on Lebanon-Syria border

Hizballah and Syrian rebel forces will end fighting on all fronts in areas near the Lebanese border town of Arsal, after a ceasefire ...

Hariri stunned as Trump claims Lebanon army 'fighting Hizballah'

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Hariri stunned as Trump claims Lebanon army 'fighting Hizballah'

President Trump has promised Prime Minister Hariri that the US will continue to back the Lebanese army in its battle with IS militants, ...

Hizballah seizes strategic valley from militants at Syria-Lebanon border

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Hizballah seizes strategic valley from militants at Syria-Lebanon border

Hizballah has said its forces have captured a strategic valley from Sunni militants on the Syria-Lebanon border, two days after launching a ...

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