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Syria, Hezbollah forces clear areas in Zabadani of terrorists

Iran Press TV

Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:1PM

Syrian government forces and the fighters belonging to Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, have cleared new areas in the city of Zabadani in the border region of Qalamoun of Takfiri terrorists.

The joint forces of the Syrian army and the fighters of the resistance movement managed to liberate the neighborhood of al-Zallah and its nearby farms located in the southern part of Zabadani on Sunday, Lebanon's al-Manar TV reported.

Several terrorists operating in the area were killed and wounded and many others managed to escape the area.

The joint forces are also continuing their progress in the west of the northwestern neighborhood of al-Zahra in the city, taking control of a castle in the area.

The Syrian forces and Hezbollah forces also launched an attack on a camp belonging to the so-called al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra front in the city, killing and injuring a number of the terrorists belonging to the Takfiri group. The forces also managed to destroy a tank and another military vehicle of the terrorist group.

Zabadani is the last city under the control of terrorists in the Qalamoun region on the Lebanese border.

The ongoing battle in Zabadani is part of a wider operation launched by the Syrian forces and the resistance movement's fighters on May 4, which has reportedly driven militants out of more than 90 percent of the territory in the mountainous region.

Qalamoun, 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 acts of violence and terrorism.

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