Media Report Rejects Terrorists’ Recapture of Strategic Hill in Damascus Countryside
Sources close to the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement rejected the western media reports that the Al-Nusra Front has taken back a strategic hill in Al-Qalamoun in Damascus countryside in Southern Syria.
The Arabic-language Al-Manar TV, that is deemed as the media arm of the Hezbollah Movement, reported that the Moussa hilltop in Al-Qalamoun is still in control of the Syrian army and Hezbollah forces.
On Wednesday, the Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah forces took back Moussa hilltop from the terrorists’ control.
Also on Wednesday, 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.
On Friday, 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.
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.
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.