Lebanon’s contribution to the global coalition against ISIS will likely center on closing the porous border with Syria and cracking down on cells within the country, analysts said.

The country’s role is likely to primarily be defensive ahead of more, expected assaults on the northeastern town of Arsal near the Syrian border, they said.

Still, Hezbollah’s involvement in the fight within Syria alongside the regime of President Bashar Assad is likely to complicate efforts to combat ISIS. […]