Hezbollah claims capturing more territory from ISIS in Qalamoun


SyriaLebanon qalamoun battleHezbollah and the Syrian army claim capturing  more  territory from ISIS outside a northern Qalamoun town , in a move that saw renewed clashes with the militant group, Hezbollah’s mouthpiece Al-Manar TV reported on Tuesday.

Al-Manar TV  said the allied forces took over the areas of Tallat Ras Al-Kosh and Qornat Ras Al-Sahbah on the outskirts of government-held Jarajeer, in an advance that left scores of militants either dead or wounded.

Hezbollah and the Syrian army have been battling militants  in Syria’s Qalamoun mountain range along Lebanon’s eastern borders for more than one month.

ISIS has been in control of most of Arsal’s northern outskirts since last year, while The Nusra Front has been in control of the eastern and southern outskirts.

At least 39 Hezbollah fighters and 244 militants have been killed since the launch of the Qalamoun offensive on May 4, according to a source close to Hezbollah.