The sources said that the Syrian army men and Hezbollah fighters, after fierce clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday, gained the upper hand against the rebels in Arsal farm, particularly after their eye-catching advances in the Jreijeer Heights.
The Syrian army and Hezbollah retook control over the Flita Heights in al-Qalamoun last week, and killed tens of insurgents there.
On Friday, the Syrian army’s General Command in a statement announced that the Syrian troops will continue their operations until taking full control over Qalamoun hills along Syria-Lebanon border.
On May 23, the Syrian army and the Hezbollah fighters made significant gains in Qalamoun in Damascus countryside and took control over strategic hilltops of Jord Flita Mountain.
The army units and Hezbollah regained control of Jabal Salajah South of Flita Mountain, killing a large number of Al-Nusra Front terrorists in fierce clashes.
Jabal Salajah is the second highest hilltop in Jord Flita in al-Qalamoun area after Jabal al-Moussa.
The Hezbollah fighters were only less than four kilometers away from Arsal Mountains in Eastern Lebanon.
The Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters had gained control over 70 percent of Jord Flita.
The Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters are heavily fighting against the Al-Nusra Front terrorists in the Northern hilltops of Jord Flita.
Last Wednesday, the army and Hezbollah forces started their last round of military operations to purge Al-Qalamoun region in Damascus countryside of Takfiri terrorists.
The Syrian army units have now regained control of Al-Emareh 1, Al-Emareh 2, Al-Emareh 3 and Saleh 3 as well as Northern parts of Flita.