Military Expert: Syrian Army, Hezbollah Victories Foil Terrorists’ Plot in Al-Qalamoun
The recent victories of the army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement in Damascus countryside made the plans of the terrorists’ coalition for the al-Qalamoun region to fall flat, a military analyst said.
“Al-Qalamoun is the scene of battle and crushing the bones of a coalition of terrorist groups known a Jaysh Al-Fath who plotted to advance towards Al-Qalamoun in two fronts in the South and the North after the visit of Zahran Aloush (commander of Jaysh al-Islam terrorist group affiliated to the Islamic Front) to Turkey, but the Syrian army and the Lebanese resistance movement ushered in the al-Qalamoun battle with the goal of defeating the terrorists’ plots,” Syrian Military Expert Ali Maqsoud told FNA on Saturday.
Zahran Aloush has recently met Ahmed Issa al-Sheikh, the former commander of Saqour al-Sham in Istanbul to coordinate for terrorist attacks in al-Qalamoun.
“The Syrian army and the resistance movement’s control over 385 square kilometers of al-Qalamoun and destroying the military infrastructures of the terrorists foiled the terrorists’ strategic plan for linking Al-Qalamoun to al-Haramoun.
Earlier this week, Deputy Secretary-General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Resistance Movement Sheikh Naim Qassem underlined the vital importance of the victory achieved against the terrorist groups in the barrens of Syria’s al-Qalamoun, and voiced his forces’ readiness to root out the terrorism from the region.
During a conference for the International Union of Resistance Scholars in Beirut, Sheikh Qassem praised the achievements secured by the Syrian army and the resistance fighters in al-Qalamoun barrens as a pure victory.
“It’s not an ordinary victory. It’s a turning point that crushed the militants’ last hope to establish their Takfiri Emirate,” Sheikh Qassem addressed the conference.
“We are before a pure success which will be followed by others, God willing,” he added.
On Saturday, the Syrian army and the Hezbollah fighters made significant gains in Qalamoun in Damascus countryside and took control over strategic hilltops of Jord Flita (Flita Mountain).
The army units and Hezbollah regained control of Jabal Salajah South of Jord Flita, killing a large number of Al-Nusra Front terrorists in fierce clashes.
Jabal Salajah is the second highest hilltop in Jord Flita in Al-Qalamoun area after Jabal al-Moussa.
The Hezbollah fighters are now only less than four kilometers away from Arsal Mountains in Eastern Lebanon.
The Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters have succeeded in gaining control over 70 percent of Jord Flita.
The Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters are heavily fighting against the Al-Nusra Front terrorists in the Northern hilltops of Jord Flita.
Last Wednesday, the army and Hezbollah forces started their last round of military operations to purge Al-Qalamoun region in Damascus countryside of Takfiri terrorists.
The Syrian army units have now regained control of Al-Emareh 1, Al-Emareh 2, Al-Emareh 3 and Saleh 3 as well as Northern parts of Flita.
Hezbollah, backed by the Syrian army, are tightening the noose on militants in the border region of Qalamoun, pressing to recapture Jord Flita, the last major position still under the control of the al-Nusra Front terrorist group.