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Christians Threatened By ISIS In Lebanon Turn To Hezbollah For Help


Rifat Nasrallah commands the Christian militia of Ras Baalbek, aligned with Shiite group Hezbollah, to fight the Islamic State group in Lebanon, April 19, 2015. Alessandria Masi

RAS BAALBEK, Lebanon — When the sun sets in this northern Lebanese Christian town near the Syrian border, Catholic businessman Rifat Nasrallah changes into his army fatigues and takes his post in one of five lookout spots on the outskirts of the city. From a reinforced bunker atop an empty house, Nasrallah uses night-vision goggles to monitor the mountain range that’s just a little more than 2.5 miles away, and is now home to terrorists from just across the border, members of both the Islamic State group and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria, Jabhat al Nusra.

“We’re in a very dangerous situation,” the imposing, chain-smoking commander of the Christian militia protecting the town said…

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