On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah (Party of God) launched a surprise attack on the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” (Victory Front) at the strategic hills overlooking the city of Al-Zabadani; this assault resulted in the death of two dozen militants and their subsequent advance east of the Lebanese border.

The surprise assault began during the wee hours on Wednesday morning, when the SAA attacked Tal Al-Khasha (2,000m from Zabadani) from the west, while their allies – Hezbollah – surprised Jabhat Al-Nusra at Tal Al-Radar (1,750m from Zabadani).

Overwhelmed by the abrupt attacks, Jabhat Al-Nusra was forced to withdraw from Tal Al-Khasha, fleeing towards the besieged city of Al-Zabadani in order to evade capture by the advancing SAA soldiers.

Meanwhile, Hezbollah faced little resistance at Tal Al-Radar, as Jabhat Al-Nusra and Liwaa Suqour Al-Zabadani (Hawks of Al-Zabadani Brigades) militants withdrew east after being unable to maintain their positions.

 

 

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Karamoko Paul
Karamoko Paul
2015-03-12 23:51