The ultimate consequence could be a protracted presence of radical extremists who have redeployed to the Anti-Lebanon
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
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
The Army is not alone in preparing defenses along the western flank of the Anti-Lebanon
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
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.