The Syrian Arab Army’s 63rd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division – alongside Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces, and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) – have made a big push towards the downtown of Al-Zabadani after a day of intense fighting with Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Syrian Al-Qaeda organization “Jabhat Al-Nusra.”

The Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah began their advance along Jamal ‘Abdel-Nasser Street on Friday morning, capturing the Al-Silan Roundabout near the southern entrance of Al-Zabadani Al-Balad after fierce clashes with Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army’s “Liwaa Suqour Al-Zabadani” (Al-Zabadani Hawks Brigade).

Following the capture of the Al-Silan Roundabout in Al-Zabadani Al-Balad, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah advanced towards Al-Kahalah Street, where they were able to impose full control over this residential area that was controlled by Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham before progressing towards Al-Maharjan Square near the Al-Zabadani-Madaya axis.

In addition to their success in southern Al-Zabadani, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah unearthed a 40 meter long tunnel that housed a large cache of weapons, ammunition, telecommunication equipment, and canned food.

Day 18 of this Al-Zabadani offensive is preparing to conclude; and so far, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah have made significant progress inside this resort city, as the Islamist rebel forces struggle to maintain their ground.

 

 

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