Cooperation between the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah over the past four days resulted in the liberation of more than 20 border areas between Lebanon and Syria from terrorists’ control.
The Syrian troops and Hezbollah fighters in a series of operations which started near the Al-Qalamoun mountainous region near the Lebanese border regained control of many strategic areas, including Assal al-Ward.
Tens of Takfiri terrorists, specially members of the Al-Nusra Front, were killed in heavy clashes with Syrian troops and Hezbollah fighters.
The Syrian army also destroyed tens of vehicles of the Al-Nusra Front in the clashes.
On Friday, the Syrian army regained control over several new sites in the town of Al-Jibbeh in al-Qalamoun.
The militants escaped, leaving behind their weapons and ammunition, as the army continued to advance in the Jibbeh barrens. Al-Jibbeh is about five kilometers Northeast of Assal al-Ward.
The Syrian army was all the day pounding militant positions in the outskirts of Al-Jibbeh, one day after the terrorists withdrew to the area.
On Thursday, Syrian troops seized five strategic hills in the Eastern part of the al-Qalamoun.