Lebanese soldiers raise Spanish flag after battle with ISIS

| August 21, 2017

Newsweek reports tha the Lebanese military raised a Spanish flag alongside their own in a demonstration of solidarity after defeating an ISIS unit and seizing a hill along the Lebanon/Syrian border;

A handout picture released by the Lebanese army on August 19, 2017, shows Lebanese soldiers holding up the Lebanese and Spanish flags in Jurud Ras Baalbek, in solidarity with Spain after twin attacks claimed by the Islamic State group handout

They seized around 11 square miles of territory, around a third of the area formerly controlled by the militant group, a military spokesman told the agency.

Pictures released by the Lebanese military show soldiers raising a Spanish flag alongside a Lebanese flag, in solidarity with Spain, after ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils in which 14 people were killed.

The Lebanese military said that 20 ISIS militants were killed in the military operation, and 10 of their own soldiers were wounded.

Category: Terror War

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  1. Dinotanker says:

    Jeez, second time is a charm…

    IF this were Friday, And the article was the Weekend Open Thread: ID BE FIRST! 🙂

    However, its Monday…where the hell did August go?

    A couple of idle comments:

    Lebanon still has an Army???

    Nice that they could round up a Spanish flag. Good way to say Phuque ewe ISIS.

    Hope all is well with ALL of you and that not too many people are going off the deep end over the eclipse in your AO’s.

  2. David says:


    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Yeah, the clouds finally parted and I got several shots.

      • Mason says:

        Totally cloud covered here. It was only 83%, but I still wanted to see it! Oh well, there’ll be another in what, 99 years or so?

        My healthy lifestyle will ensure I live to 140. I’m pretty sure. Eating your weight in beef jerky daily has got to be a preservative.

  3. Dinotanker says:

    David, youre pulling my leg right??? 🙂

    Damn near everyone where I work happens to be a science geek, well we are the Office of Radiation Protection and were smart enough to take the day off to go chase the eclipse down in Oregon. Then on across the nation…

    However there are some folks around who believe this eclipse portends the end of the world (again). Gotta love the internet. I always thought the caricature of the guy wearing the Today is the End sandwich board was a joke. How wrong I was.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    Nice job by these Lebanese guys, acknowledging a common problem and supporting Spain.