ELIMINATED: Dozens of Hezbollah terrorists killed by Syrian rebels in fighting near Damascus
DAMASCUS – At least 50 pro-Assad militant fighters of Hezbollah were killed in a series of attacks by rebel factions near the Syrian capital Damascus, military officials said on Sunday.
Rebels of Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) and allied groups launched several attacks on military positions of pro-Assad troops in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, targeting members of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia.
Militants of Hezbollah are heavily deployed alongside the Syrian regime’s army at several fighting fronts, including Damascus, Aleppo and Qalamoun. The Shiite militia is known for its allegiance to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against various opposition groups.
Speaking to ARA News in Damascus, member of the Army of Islam Farouq Abu Asmaa said their forces launched several attacks on Hezbollah positions in the vicinity of the Syrian capital on Sunday, using heavy machine guns and mortar fire.
Backed by local rebel groups, the Army of Islam clashed with pro-Assad troops in the towns of Sawan and on the environs of the “Army Devision 39” in Damascus suburb on Sunday.
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