Syrian Army, Hezbollah to Launch Joint Operation against ISIL
The source said that the army troops and Hezbollah forces will participate in a massive operation in Central Syria as the de-escalation zones agreement frees up hundreds of fighters across the war-hit country to move to other areas.
Hezbollah fighters have accompanied vastly the army soldiers in anti-terrorism operations in Aleppo province and in Eastern Homs, the source underlined, adding that they have played very crucial role also in the restoration of security to the Syria-Lebanon borders.
Late in March, Hezbollah and the Syrian Army troops fended off a heavy offensive of the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in a town in Northwestern Damascus, killing a number of terrorists, including a commander.
Scores of Al-Nusra terrorists, including a field commander, were killed and many more were wounded in a failed attack on Syrian army position in Flitah town, Southwest of Wadi al-Oveini in Western Al-Qalamoun and East of Arsal mountain.
Hezbollah’s artillery and missile units also hit the terrorists’ positions in Wadi al-Khail and Wadi al-Dab in Arsal mountain.
After Hezbollah’s offensive, the Lebanese army also launched an artillery attack on the Al-Nusra positions in Arsal region as well.