August 1, 2017
The Lebanese army takes over the town of Arsal on the Syrian-Lebanese border after Hezbollah soldiers recapture the area from the radical al-Nusra group.
After the town was taken back over by soldiers, Lebanese allies took journalists on a tour through the area showing them supply stockpiles and military equipment left behind by Islamic militants.
Army commanders say Russia was key in the fight to take the city back, but they need the U.S. to ultimately push the fight over the edge.
This victory follows a series of wins for Lebanon as it continues to get rid of Islamic extremists along their border with Syria.