Hezbollah kills Jabhat Fateh al Sham militants on Lebanese border

Published September 1st, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A Hezbollah fighter fires towards Syrian rebel areas on the Syrian side of the Qalamun hills close to the Lebanese border on May 16, 2015. (AFP/File)
A Hezbollah fighter fires towards Syrian rebel areas on the Syrian side of the Qalamun hills close to the Lebanese border on May 16, 2015. (AFP/File)

Hezbollah resistance fighters have targeted a gathering of militants belonging to the Jabhat Fath al-Sham militant group in northeastern Lebanon, killing and wounding a number of them.

They struck the main bunker used by the militants in Dahr al-Howa on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal on Wednesday, according to the Lebanese resistance movement’s War Media Center.

Lebanon has been affected by the spillover from the conflict, which has been afflicting Syria since 2011.

In August 2014, Fateh al-Sham Front, formerly known as Nusra Front, and Daesh terrorist groups overran the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal, killing a number of Lebanese forces. They took 30 soldiers hostage, most of whom have been released.

Since then, Hezbollah as well as the Lebanese military have been defending Lebanon on the country’s northeastern frontier against foreign-backed terrorist groups from neighboring Syria.

Hezbollah fighters have fended off several Daesh attacks inside Lebanon. They have also been providing counterinsurgency assistance to Syrian army forces in neighboring Syria.

The movement has accused Israel of supporting extremist militants operating in the Middle East.

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material
 

 


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