The Islamic State (IS) militant group is ready to declare declare an Islamic emirate in Lebanon soon as part of its geographical extension. The group started preparations to establish a military organizational committee for Lebanese affairs.
The group has already started preparations to establish a military organizational committee for Lebanese affairs, according to the newspaper.
IS militants have in recent weeks been carrying out training exercises in the strategically important Qalamun Mountains near the Lebanese border. The notoriously brutal group has already seized vast territories of Syria and Iraq, and has several foreign branches.
IS already clashed with Lebanon’s army in August 2014 near the city of Arsal, on the border Syria.