Syrian Army Repels Attacks of Jabhat Fatah al Sham Terrorists
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Syrian Armed Forces along with the fighters of the Hezbollah resistance movement repelled several attacks of Jabhat Fatah al Sham, a terrorist group formerly known as al-Nusra Front, near the country's border with Lebanon, a source close to Hezbollah said on Wednesday.
A number of terrorists, including one of their commanders, were killed during the clashes, and the rest fled the area, the source said.
"The fighters of [Hezbollah] resistance movement along with the Syrian army have repelled the attempts of the [al-Nusra Front] Nusra Front to attack positions [of the Syrian army] in Flit in the western Qalamun [area near Lebanon]," the source said, Sputnik reported.
Syrian troops cleared the Qalamun area from terrorists several years ago, however, the militants continue to attack the army's positions in the region in order to establish control over the part of the Syrian-Lebanese border to smuggle in weapons and recruits to Syria from the territory of the neighboring state.
Hezbollah has been fighting along with the Syrian army against terrorists since the beginning of the war. The Lebanese-based group has repeatedly stated that protection of the Syrian-Lebanese borders is among the reasons of their assistance to Damascus.