Six years before the outbreak of the war in Syria, many Syrians thought that escaping to Lebanon would be a good solution. But tragedy after tragedy has chased them in that tiny country. Some have opted to return to Syria, despite the bombing and carnage there, because life in Lebanon proved too difficult, in a hostile environment working against them and harsh measures taken by the Lebanese authorities to regulate their presence in the country. أكمل القراءة »
By Fadi al-Dahouk for The Washington Institute, Fikra forum.
Following accusations that Syria had assassinated former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Syrian forces withdrew from Lebanon in 2005 under UN Security Council resolution 1559. In a speech to parliament announcing the withdrawal, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that “Syria’s withdrawal from Lebanon does not mean an end to Syria’s role there,” and that Syria’s future actions in Lebanon would not necessarily require troops on the ground. أكمل القراءة »
Sep 6th, 2016 by Fadi al-Dahouk for Al-Modon (Lebanese news website)
The Obama administration registered an advantage over all the analysts and experts in their political reading of its policies toward Syria, especially in that it has pursued a policy similar to that of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, based on wiliness and extortion and bartering. أكمل القراءة »
On June 27, eight suicide bombers attacked the Lebanese Christian-majority town of al-Qaa, located in the Bekaa region of north Lebanon on the Syrian border. The attack was the first of its kind targeting Christians in Lebanon since ISIS began its attacks on Shiite areas. But moreover, this attack had several unusual elements — the attackers outnumbered the victims, and eyewitness accounts suggest that the attackers were not interested in mass killings. Instead, the attack seemed to be an attempt to disrupt a new political paradigm in Lebanon: a Christian-Shiite alliance. أكمل القراءة »
Déclarations de l’armée libanaise أكمل القراءة »
Lebanese Army Statements
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مع بدء التدخل العسكري الروسي في سوريا أواخر العام 2015، أصبح رئيس الوزراء الإسرائيلي بنيامين نتنياهو دائم التواجد في موسكو. وكما معظم زياراته الثلاث السابقة، اتسمت زيارته الأخيرة، التي تهدف إلى تعزيز التنسيق والتحالف في سوريا، بودٍ ظاهر مع كل مصافحة حدثت خلال اللقاء مع الرئيس الروسي فلاديمير بوتين.