Nusra overruns Hezbollah posts near border
Nusra has proportedly said protesting was acceptable. (AFP/File)
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The Nusra Front said Saturday that it overran Hezbollah posts near the border with Lebanon.
The Al-Qaeda-affiliate said on one of its Twitter accounts that its fighters stormed locations for Hezbollah and the Syrian army on the outskirts of the Syrian village of Flita, forcing their rivals to flee.
Backed by Hezbollah, the Syrian army took Flita, located only five kilometers from the border with Lebanon, after fierce clashes with rebels last year.
Hezbollah and Syrian soldiers were able to take over Flita after the fall of Yabroud, a strategically located city seen as a conduit for rebel supplies from Lebanon.
Nusra has said it had launched attacks on Hezbollah positions near the border with Lebanon, posting videos of abandoned posts by the Lebanese group.