The Lebanese army denied reports that a military operation against the terrorist group «Islamic state» in areas of the Lebanese-Syrian border will be conducted with the cooperation of Syrian troops and Hizbullah.
According to the army sources, the Lebanese armed forces are able to eliminate the strongholds of the jihadists in the North-East of the country. They do not require support of other armies or groups.
This criticism was addressed to the leader of «Hezbollah» Hassan Nasrallah. Shiite militias have played a key role in battles against other Sunni groups — «Hayat Tahrir al-sham». Operation against her ended with the evacuation of the jihadists and their families from the area Arsaliyev.
According to Nasrallah, the campaign against ISIS will begin in the coming days. The Lebanese army will attack on its positions inside Lebanon, and the Syrian armed forces and Hizbullah — Syria.