Hezbollah, Syria seize control of Blocksat heights
Iran Press TV
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:11PM
Units of the Syrian army and fighters of Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah have taken control of a key area in the strategic Qalamoun mountainous region along the Syrian-Lebanese border.
According to a report by Lebanon's al-Manar TV, the joint forces of the Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters made significant advance in Jarajir barrens in Qalamoun, and seized control of the so-called Blocksat heights.
The area was cleared of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, which has been operating in the Qalamoun region.
Blocksat heights is an area of 20 square kilometers which lies on an altitude of 2,400 meters and overlooks Qara barrens, south of al-Jarajir barrens, and the outskirts of Lebanon's northeastern border town of Arsal.
During the operation in the area, scores of terrorists belonging to the terrorist al-Nusra Front group were killed. The joint forces also destroyed three vehicles, equipped with machineguns, and a bulldozer of the terrorist group. Scores of the terrorist also escaped the battlefield.
Shi'bet al-Tamseh, Shi'bet Wadi al-Ahmar, and Qirnet Wadi al-Ahmar in Jarajir barrens and Raas al-Koush and the front part of Wadi al-Qadoumi in the mountainous Qalamoun area were among other regions taken by the Syrian and Hezbollah forces.
A video of the Wednesday battle released by the Lebanese resistance movement also shows the destruction of a military vehicle of the al-Nusra Front group with a Kornet guided missile fired by Hezbollah's Anti-Tank Unit.
The resistance movement managed to kill at least 50 terrorists in a series of fierce clashes in the areas. At least 80 other Takfiri terrorists were injured in the clashes.
Hezbollah fighters together with units of the Syrian army have recently managed to seize control of several strategic hilltops and crossings in the border areas between Lebanon and Syria especially in the Qalamoun mountainous region.
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