Hezbollah, Syrian Army ambush ISIS near Lebanese border
Damascus, Syria (11:45 A.M.) – Hezbollah, backed by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), carried out an ambush against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) near the Lebanese border on Wednesday, killing several members of the aforementioned group in the Qalamoun Barrens.
The ISIS militants were reportedly ambushed by Hezbollah and the Syrian Arab Army while they were traveling through the deserted town of Ma’abar Murtabiyah in the eastern Qalamoun.
According to a Syrian military source, the SAA and Hezbollah killed an estimated 10 Islamic State militants before clearing the area of any terrorist presence.
Recently, the Islamic State and Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Nusra Front) have attempted to expand their presence near the Lebanese border-crossing; this has prompted Hezbollah and the Syrian Army to intensify
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