Syrian Army, Hezbollah Make Further Gains in Border Heights


The Syrian Army troops in joint anti-ISIL operation with the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters managed to seize control of several hills and heights in the Western slopes of the Qalamoun region on Friday.

The army soldiers and Hezbollah combatants stormed ISIL’s defense lines and imposed control over Sho’aba Esmayeel and Zahrah Ali hill and Moshtaqa passageway in the Western Qalamoun region.

Relevant reports said on Thursday that the army and Hezbollah forces, supported by artillery and missile fire, continued clashes against ISIL in the Southern parts of Western Qalamoun on Thursday, seizing control of Wadi al-Maqareh Kabir and Wadi al-Maqareh Saqir heights as well as the Ra’s al-Shahout passageway from the heights overlooking Syria’s town of Qarah to the heights overlooking the town of Arsal in Lebanon.

They also managed to capture al-Mahabes, Ako and al-Bahasat hills and imposed control over the al-Mal and Shobat al-Rad crossings near Faliteh al-Jarajir region.

Meantime, the Lebanese army which stabilized its positions in all liberated areas was preparing for the fourth phase of military operations against the terrorists in the bordering heights with Syria. The engineering units of the Lebanese army also cleansed these areas of bombs and mines.

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