Nine militants of the terrorist group «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra», including a senior field commander were killed in an ambush Hizbullah in the vicinity of the city Arsal in the northeast of Lebanon. According to some sources, several militants-Sunnis captured.
Arsal, a Sunni enclave in the North populated mostly Shiite Bekaa valley, has repeatedly been the scene of fighting between crossing the border from Syria by troops and local Sunnis by Shiites, supported by the Lebanese army.
1 December in the city took place the exchange of prisoners between «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra» and the Lebanese authorities. On the loose was 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen captured during the RAID of the jihadists in Arsal in 2014.
The released 13 Lebanese supporters of radical groups, including al Saijo-Dulaimi – ex-wife of the leader of the «Islamic state» Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Demands to release the former spouse of the leader of the rival group almost led to a breakdown of the transaction.