Syrian army hunts down terrorists in Flita
The Syrian army troops are advancing in the village of Flita near the Lebanon border, hunting down militants who fled following the liberation of the Syrian city of Yabroud, an activist group says.
There was heavy fighting yesterday evening and last night, as the Syrian forces tried to retake the town, Rami Abdul-Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said.
The Syrian troops are continuing their mopping-up operations to cleanse the area of the militants.
A leader of the Military Council of Qalamoun, a militant group, was killed in clashes and around eight others, including one of his assistants, were also killed in attacks, Abdul-Rahman added.
Earlier this month, the Syrian Army liberated Yabroud after months of battles for the strategically-located city, as it acted as a conduit for militant supplies from Lebanon.