Anti-Lebanon


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Anti-Lebanon,

ancient Anti-Libanus, Arabic Jabal al Sharqi, mountain range between Syria and Lebanon, rising to Mt. Hermon, 9,232 ft (2,814 m) high. Once noted for its forests of oak, pine, cypress, and juniper, the range is largely barren and stony. Its name also appears as Anti-Liban.

Anti-Lebanon

a mountain range running north and south between Syria and Lebanon, east of the Lebanon Mountains. Highest peak: Mount Hermon, 2814 m (9232 ft.)
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The ultimate consequence could be a protracted presence of radical extremists who have redeployed to the Anti-Lebanon mountains.
Green, chewy aniseed from Syria is then added as are each producer's individual ingredients, exact knowledge of which is a closely guarded secret among the many home distillers now dotting the snowy Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon Mountains.
It's enough to keep your head when everyone around is losing theirs," he said, glancing at the Anti-Lebanon mountain range separating the country from Syria and the civil war raging there.
But the Anti-Lebanon range is now also a cause for fear, as Islamist militants from radical groups such as the Nusra Front and ISIS roam the rocky terrain.
The Qousaya base in particular is located at the heart of a burrowing network of tunnels covered by the anti-Lebanon mountain range.
The Army is not alone in preparing defenses along the western flank of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range.
However, some believe that the harsh winter weather, which will blanket the eastern Anti-Lebanon Mountains in snow, may actually reduce the amount of fighting on the border.
It was only in the late 1960s that local farmers decided of their own volition to transition from traditional agro-pastoral practices, common to other villages along the Anti-Lebanon Mountain range, to non-irrigated fruit cultivation.
ISIS is shifting some of its attention to Assad-controlled territory at a time when regime forces are prioritizing Aleppo, Iraqi fighters have returned home [to fight ISIS], and Hezbollah is focused on Qalamoun and pacifying the anti-Lebanon mountain chain," he said.
A security source told The Daily Star that the Army deployed at 100 new points in the villages located at the foot of the anti-Lebanon mountain chain.
Kfar Zabad, located east of Zahle at the base of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains, used to have 13,000 residents.
The informal checkpoint was erected by Hezbollah a few months ago on the sole road leading into Arsal, an isolated border town high up in the Anti-Lebanon Mountain range, and is policed by armed members of the party.