Fighting ISIL in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley - in pictures

In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, close to the Syrian border, a cluster of Christian villages are living under the threat of attack from militants belonging to ISIL and the Al Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat Al Nusra. While the villages have been decorated with Christmas lights and inflatable Santa Claus figures, the festive spirit has been overwhelmed by fear.

Photos by Maya Hautefeuille for The National

Published: December 21, 2014 04:00 AM

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