Syrian Army, Hezbollah Retake Key District in Zabadani + Video

Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:44:55

The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance fighters seized back a strategic region in Zabadani in Southern Syria, Al-Alam News Network reports.

The army units and the resistance fighters purged Darb al-Sham district of terrorists, Lebanese sources announced on Sunday.

Tens of Takfiri terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured in the heavy clashes.

Darb al-Sham was a major link in the terrorists' supply route to the Southern parts of Syria.

Zabadani is a strategic border town located 50 kilometers Northwest of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The offensive is part of a wider operation launched by Syria and Hezbollah since May 4, which has reportedly driven militants out of more than 90 percent of the territory previously controlled by them in mountainous Qalamoun region.

The highly strategic area, which straddles the Lebanese-Syrian border, was previously used by the al-Nusra Front militants for transferring weapons and ammunition into Syria, where they have been involved in terrorist activities.

Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian national military are engaged in a wide-scale military campaign against the Takfiri groups operating across Syria. Cleansing operations included so far Arsal barrens, Qalamoun region and Zabadani town.

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