Hezbollah says it has concluded a military offensive against Takfiri terrorists on the outskirts of Arsal after dislodging
the militants from the northeastern Lebanese town on the Syrian border
Commanders of the resistance movement on Saturday led a media tour of areas captured from Jabhat
Fatah al-Sham – the militant group formerly known as the Nusra Front.
Hezbollah launched a week-long assault on the outskirts of both Arsal and the adjacent town of Flita in
Syria on July 21, seizing land in the rugged, mountainous area and killing about 150 terrorists.
“We accomplished the main target of the operations by expelling the Nusra Front from the Qalamoun
mountains and the outskirts of Arsal,” Hezbollah’s War media center quoted a commander as saying.
Arsal’s countryside and Qalamoun had turned into havens for the al-Qaeda offshoot. The offensive was
part of a series of battles Hezbollah has fought, starting in Homs’ Qusair and continuing into Qalamoun
in 2014, before heading to the Anti-Lebanon Mountains and the Qalamoun mountains in 2015.