Patrick O. Strickland – Independent Journalist

AJE: Lebanese communist fighters gear up to battle ISIL

Although the Lebanese Communist Party’s membership numbers are low, they have recently set up a militia to prepare for a potential fight with ISIL (Photo: Patrick Strickland)

My latest story at Al Jazeera English reports on the Lebanese Communist Party’s establishment of a militia to combat ISIL. Dozens of volunteers have joined the armed group, which coordinates with the Lebanese army and Hezbollah, the political group whose fighters are in Syria supporting the Assad government.

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