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Syria: Army Takes Back Strategic Mountain, Crossing in Qalamuon Region

16 May 2015 12:05


The Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters regained control over Mount Al-Barouh and Al-Ftila Crossing in the Qalamoun region close to the border with Lebanon.

Tens of Al-Nusra Front terrorists were killed and dozens more injured in the fierce clashes.

Al-Barouh is a strategic region in Al-Qalamoun region and gaining control over it means paving the way for winning back all Al-Jibbeh and Al-Ras al-Ma’areh regions.

On Wednesday, the Syrian army, backed by Hezbollah, regained control of a strategic hill in Al-Qalamoun in Damascus countryside.

The army units and Hezbollah fighters took back Moussa hilltop from the terrorists’ control in Al-Qalamoun.

Also on Wednesday, the Syrian army Hezbollah made major advances in Ras al-Maara barrens in Qalamoun.

The Syrian army troops and Hezbollah regained control of 50% of Ras al-Maara barrens, and recaptured several strategic positions, leaving a large group of terrorists dead.

The Syrian local officials announced that the army and the Lebanese resistance movement took back three strategic hilltops from terrorists’ control in Al-Qalamoun.

The sources said that Mashrou’ Haq Zeaiter, Jour Beit Abdul Haq, and Abdul Haq hilltops in al-Qalamoun, which are also located in the Eastern countryside of the Lebanese town of Nahleh, had been recaptured in the joint operations of the Syrian army men and the Hezbollah forces against the terrorist groups’ strongholds.

The sources added that several terrorists were also killed or wounded in the abovementioned battlefield.

The military observers believe that the gains in Al-Qalamoun region will prevent militants from launching attacks at the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 210,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.

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