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Syrian Army, Hezbollah Storm Rebel Positions near Zabadani, Kill over 20 Militants

18 September 2015 19:18


Informed sources said that the Syrian Armed Forces alongside the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement raided the ISIL Takfiri terrorists’ stronghold near Zabadani and Harasta, and killed at least 20 militants after fierce clashes.

The sources said that the Syrian army’s 42nd and 63rd Brigades of the 4th Mechanized Division, in coordination with Hezbollah, the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), advanced deeper inside Zabadani countryside, capturing a significant number of building blocks from the Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Al-Nusra Front.

The Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance established full control over a number of building blocks in Zabadani region, including ‘Ayn al-Himma, Al-Maydani, Al-Kubra, and Al-Adaima.

Meanwhile, at the volatile Harasta front, the Syrian army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard and the National Defense Forces destroyed a large tunnel of the rebel group of Jeish Al-Islam, which was located near the Homs-Damascus Highway.

Following the destruction of this tunnel, the Syrian Armed Forces carried out a powerful assault on Jeish Al-Islam’s positions at the imperative hilltop of Tal Abou Zayd that overlooks the Homs-Damascus Highway in the town of Harasta.

Not long after they launched this assault, Syrian Army units established control on Abou Zayd Hill and its surrounding hills that overlook the Damascus-Homs highway in Harasta.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Armed Forces killed over 20 enemy combatants in the Damascus governorate battlefronts, including two field commanders belonging to Jeish Al-Islam.

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