DTN News - Lebanon TODAY: Tripoli Battles Part of ISIS-Nusra Scheme To Establish Islamic Emirate
(NSI News Source Info) KOTTAKKAL, Kerala India - October 28, 2014: Lebanese soldiers patrol next to damaged buildings in the old market in Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood following clashes with militants, in Tripoli, Lebanon, October 27, 2014.
Military operations continued in the northern port city of Tripoli on 27 October after clashes over the weekend reportedly left 10 soldiers and four civilians dead.
Soldiers raided streets in searches for militants in the mainly Sunni neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, four days after violence first erupted. Shops, businesses and schools remained closed in Lebanon's second-largest city, while most people living near the area of the confrontations have left their homes in fear that the violence will spread.
Four days of fierce fighting between the Lebanese Army and Tripoli’s militants were part of a scheme by ISIS and the Nusra Front to establish a foothold in northern Lebanon, and eventually set up an Islamic emirate in the multi-sectarian country, analysts said Monday. They added that the Army’s determination to crush militants in northern Lebanon, regardless of the sacrifices that entailed in the ongoing battle against homegrown terrorism, has foiled attempts by ISIS and Syria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front to establish an Islamic state in the country.
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