Hezbollah captures all of Jaroud Jarajeer in the Qalamoun
It did not take long for Hezbollah and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to impose full-control over the strategic region of Jaroud Jarajeer in the Qalamoun Mountains, as the aforementioned forces steamrolled the militants of the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” in a matter of two and a half weeks.
On Thursday morning, the Lebanese Resistance (Hezbollah) – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Syrian Arab Army’s 20th and 128th Brigades of the 1st Armored Division – stormed the remaining hills between Jaroud Jarajeer and Jaroud Qarah, killing 22 enemy combatants from Jabhat Al-Nusra before the latter was forced to withdraw towards the Lebanese border-crossing.
In addition to their success at Jaroud Jarajeer, the Lebanese Resistance destroyed a weapons depot that belonged to the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) at the southern axis of the Arsal Barrens, resulting in the reported death of 18 enemy combatants from the terrorist group on Friday afternoon.
With Hezbollah’s success at Jaroud ‘Arsal and the joint offensive at Jaroud Jarajeer, the Syrian Armed Forces and the Lebanese Resistance are now in control of over 240 square kilometers of territory in the Qalamoun Mountains of Syria and Lebanon, leaving only a small parcel of land under the control of the terrorist groups.