Syria forces regain strategic town of Jarajir near Lebanon
Iran Press TV
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:23AM GMT
Syrian government forces have regained full control of a strategic town near neighboring Lebanon's border.
According to reports on Wednesday, government forces regained full control of the strategic town of Jarajir.
The recapturing of the town took place after heavy clashes between government forces and foreign-backed militants near the flashpoint city of Yabrud.
The clashes are part of what locals call the 'Battle for Qalamoun.'
In recent days, the Syrian army has stepped up its attacks on the foreign-backed militants along the border with Lebanon. Some sources say the attacks are a prelude to a major offensive in the region.
This is while the Syrian army has recently conducted successful clean-up operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.
The army launched attacks against militants in the provinces of Damascus, Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Homs, Idlib, Latakia and Daraa on Tuesday and killed a large number of them.
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