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 (bäl′bĕk′, bā′əl-) Formerly He·li·op·o·lis (hē′lē-ŏp′ə-lĭs)
A town of eastern Lebanon northeast of Beirut. It is the site of an ancient Phoenician city probably devoted to the worship of Baal and is now noted for its extensive Roman ruins.


(Placename) a town in E Lebanon: an important city in Phoenician and Roman times; extensive ruins. Pop: 150 000 (1998 est). Ancient name: Heliopolis


(ˈbɑl bɛk, ˈbeɪ əl-, ˈbeɪl-)

a town in E Lebanon: ruins of ancient city. 16,000. Ancient Greek name, Heliopolis.
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NNA - The clashes that broke out in Baalbek earlier Sunday ended this afternoon upon the intervention of Army patrols, restoring the state of calm to the city, NNA correspondent in Baalbek reported.
In the name of Lebanon, in the name of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, in the name of martyrs of the army, I announce the launch of 'Fajr al Joroud Operation' in the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and al Qaa (towns)," General Aoun said in a statement.
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BEIRUT, Aug 9 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese gunships fired several missiles at the locations of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Ras Baalbek town near the borders with Syria on Wednesday.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Lebanese Armed Forces stepped up their military operations in the Baalbek Highlands on Wednesday, targeting the ISIL positions at the village of Wadi Rafiq near the Lebanon-Syria border.
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The Israeli aircraft flew over the village of Kfar Kalla and circled over the regions of Al-Rayak and Baalbek before leaving the Lebanese airspace over the village of Rmesih.
Given that solid waste management remains a critical environmental issue in Lebanon, at both the policy and local/implementation level, the Ministry of Environment has secured funds from the Government of Italy (Embassy of Italy) to undertake a pilot solid waste management plan and implementation in the Caza of Baalbek in North Lebanon.
Hairy situation draws gunmen to Baalbek hospital A patient, angry that a doctor tried to shave his body hair to perform an operation, called his friends to open fire on a Baalbek hospital Monday, sources said.
In speeches at a dinner in Baalbek and at a lunch in Hermel hosted by Sheikh Mohammed Yazbeck, head of Hizbullah's religious committee and the religious representative in Lebanon of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, Rai stood firm, ignoring March 14 Christian politicians' harsh criticisms.
A statement released by the EDL Employees Union hit out at security forces, saying: "Beware of what is happening in Baalbek city and its suburbs, [including] threats [against] and intimidation of workers in the energy transfer station.