On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division and Hezbollah carried out several attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) along the western slopes of the Qalamoun Mountains, killing several militants from the aforementioned terrorist group at the Syrian-Lebanese border.
According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division and Hezbollah carried out simultaneous attacks at Jaroud Qarah (Syria) and Jaroud ‘Arsal (Lebanon), disrupting an ISIS meeting near the border-crossing on Wednesday.
The source added that the 4th Division and Hezbollah also targeted ISIS’ defensive positions at the Zamrani and Qusira border-crossings, which are situated at the northwestern slopes of the Qalamoun Mountains in the Rif Dimashq Governorate; these are some of the last border-crossings under ISIS control.
On Thursday morning, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) launched several airstrikes over Jaroud Qarah and Jaroud Jarajeer, killing and wounding scores of enemy combatants from ISIS and Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group).
Following the airstrikes, Hezbollah and the Syrian Armed Forces continued where they left off the day before, attacking several ISIS hideouts at the Qalamoun Mountains’ western slopes near the Lebanese border.
Clashes are still ongoing; however, ISIS is being attacked at several fronts, including the Quraytayn region of the Homs Governorate.