ARSAL, Lebanon: Fears that militant infighting by the unmarked border between Lebanon and Syria will spill over during the holiday season have gripped the beleaguered residents of Arsal.

Security sources meanwhile contend the northeastern border town will not likely be targeted by ISIS or the Nusra Front.

The Lebanese Army strictly monitors individuals, especially Syrian nationals, entering and leaving Arsal, reinforcing its checkpoints leading to the outskirts of Arsal, where militants are positioned across a 30 km stretch.