Hezbollah kills three al-Nusra militants in border town clashes
Hezbollah regularly clashes with al-Nusra Front and Daesh along the Lebanese-Syrian border. (File Photo)
Three militants from al-Nusra Front were killed Thursday in a Hezbollah attack in the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal, Hezbollah's al-Manar and other TV networks reported.
Hezbollah fighters targeted a group of Nusra militants in the Arsal outskirts area of Harf Wadi al-Kheil, killing three and wounding several others, the reports said.
Militants from Nusra and Daesh are entrenched in mountainous regions in Arsal's outskirts and along the porous Lebanese-Syrian border.
The Lebanese army regularly shells their positions and Hezbollah fighters frequently engage in clashes with them on the Syrian side of the border.
The militants clash with the army occasionally but a major confrontation erupted in August 2014 when the two groups overran Arsal in the wake of the arrest of a senior Daesh leader.
Nineteen soldiers and around 60 militants were killed in the fighting. The two groups also abducted dozens of troops and policemen, of which four were eventually executed.
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