Syrian Army recaptures town on Lebanese-Syrian border from al-Nusra Terrorist

| Updated: Jul 28, 2017 06:37 IST

Beirut [Lebanon], July 28 (ANI):The Lebanese armed group Hezbollah and the Syrian army jointly won the battle against al-Nusra Front and re-captured the mountainous area around the town of Fleita region of Jaroud Arsal near the Lebanese-Syrian border. Inspite of the challenging topography of the Jaroud Arsal , Syrian Army and its allies were able to flush out terrorists of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, the former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda known as al-Nusra Front, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) from the town of Fleita due to their efficient operation, good maneuverability. The terrorists suffered huge losses and lost control over the strategic routes, connecting Arsal and Jurud-Fleita through which weapons from Lebanon were supplied into Syria. "It took 24 hours in total to break the terrorists' defense and knock them off their positions," Sputnik quoted a field commander of the Syrian Army as saying. The Syrian Army has taken control of 36 square kilometers of territory, eliminating more than 70 al-Nusra fighters. Jaroud Arsal mountainous border area on the Lebanese-Syrian border is used by terrorists to enter into Syria and also for arms smuggling. It also houses several camps for thousands of Syrian refugees.(ANI)