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ISIL Retreat from More Positions under Syrian Gov’t Forces’ Attacks in Heights at Border with Lebanon

20 August 2017 22:58


The Syrian Army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah combatants managed to capture several more heights in the Western Qalamoun region at border with Lebanon in the second day of their joint anti-ISIL operation on Sunday.

The Syrian pro-government forces engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in the Northern part of the Western Qalamoun region and freed the height Qarna Sha’aba al-Shanshar, al-Sahrij cave and Harf al-Jafr and moved towards al-Zoweitinityeh heights.

In the meantime, the army men and Hezbollah fighters imposed full control over Zalil Um al-Jama’ah heights Northeast of al-khanzir heights and laid siege on ISIL in Martabiya canyon.

Field reports said, meantime, that the Syrian Air Force carried out a number of combat flights over ISIL’s positions in Mira passageway, Matabiyeha and al-Roumiyat in Western Qalamoun, adding that the army’s artillery and missile units shelled heavily ISIL’s gathering centers in al-Jarajeer and Qareh heights in Western Qalamoun.

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