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Hezbollah Vows Continued Confrontation against Terrorists in Arsal

8 June 2015 18:26


Hezbollah Deputy Leader Sheikh Naeem Qassem underlined that the Lebanese resistance movement will continue fighting against the Takfiri terrorists in Arsal border region.

“We will continue our battle in Arsal hilltops until uprooting the last terrorist in that region, but (protecting) the security of the city of Arsal is the duty of the Lebanese government that needs to be fulfilled,” the Lebanese Elnashra news website quoted Sheikh Qassem as saying on Monday.

The Lebanese deputy chief, meantime, pointed to the regional crises created by the West, and said, “The western countries are good at creating crises, but they are unsuccessful when it comes to ending them.”

On Sunday, the Hezbollah fighters regained full control over strategic hilltops in Arsal barrens.

The Qarna al-Tanour hilltop in Arsal border region was purged of al-Nusra terrorists by Hezbollah fighters, the Arabic-language al-Manar TV reported.

The Lebanese resistance forces are continuing their advances and heading towards Harf al-Daboul triangle in Southeastern Arsal mountainous area.

On Saturday, a source said that Hezbollah pushed back al-Nusra terrorists from the Southern border town of Arsal and seized control of a key area.

A senior Lebanese military official, preferring anonymity, said that the fighters of Hezbollah managed to recapture the al-Rahwah crossing from the control of the Takfiri terrorists after killing large groups of them.

The source added dozens of the al-Nusra terrorists fled the battlefield as they failed to resist the fire power of the Lebanese group.

The development came after the Hezbollah fighters recaptured the area of al-Darb, Southwest of Arsal, from the al-Nusra Front.

The Hezbollah fighters have made major gains in their fight against Takfiri terrorists over the past weeks.

The areas of Majr al-Hamra and Shamis al-Hamra were also cleared of the Takfiri terrorists on June 3.

The Syrian army and the resistance fighters have been for weeks engaged in a wide-scale operation to secure the barrens of Qalamoun. This area lies on the border between Syria and Lebanon and is considered as stronghold for the Syria-based Takfiri militants.

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