Syrian Army, Hezbollah fight for Flita

Published March 27th, 2014 - 01:00 GMT

The Syrian Army and Hezbollah are advancing on the village of Flita near the Lebanon border, where rebels had fled following the fall of the Syrian city of Yabroud, Hezbollah sources and an activist group told The Daily Star.

“There was heavy fighting yesterday evening and last night, as the regime tried to take the town, but that has now stopped,” Rami Abdul-Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said.

The regime is continuing to shell the city, he said.

A leader of the Military Council of Qalamoun, a rebel group, was killed in clashes, and around eight others, including one of his assistants, were killed in a barrel bomb attack, Abdul-Rahman added.

Earlier this month, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah took Yabroud after months of battles for the strategically-located city, as it acted as a conduit for rebel supplies from Lebanon.


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