Patrick O. Strickland – Independent Journalist

VICE News: Lebanese Christians take up arms against ISIS threat on Syria border

Local Christians in Ras Baalbek are coordinating with Hezbollah to secure the border. (Photo: Dylan Collins)

For my latest story at VICE News, I teamed up with Dylan Collins and headed to Ras Baalbek, a Lebanese Christian village on the border of Syria.

As the Lebanese military bulks up its presence on the border, locals have began stockpiling weapons and conducting nightly volunteer patrols in order to protect the village.

Click here to read the whole story.

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