Hezbollah widens offensive in Syria border area, seizes hilltops

  • World Premium
  • Wednesday, 03 Jun 2015

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah has seized ground from insurgents near the Lebanon-Syria border, the group said on Wednesday, widening its joint offensive with the Syrian army to try to clear the area of militant groups including al Qaeda's Syrian wing.

The Iran-backed Lebanese group said in a statement its fighters had seized three hilltops in the mountainous area east of the Lebanese town of Arsal, the target of an incursion last August by the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and Islamic State.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In World

Ethiopia's cabinet approves lifting of state of emergency Premium
Getting on with the job, UK PM Johnson says he will not resign Premium
Analysis-Lebanon slips further into Iran's orbit as Hariri bows out Premium
More than 300 migrants rescued off Spain's Canary islands Premium
Cambodia PM urges Myanmar junta chief to allow aid, envoy visit Premium
On day of prayer for Ukraine, pope recalls country's historical suffering Premium
N.Korean internet downed by suspected cyber attacks -researchers Premium
Explainer-Why is Russia's Putin drawing "red lines" over Ukraine? Premium
Russia says "destructive" sanctions wouldn't hurt Putin personally Premium
Lebanon, Jordan agree to bring electricity through Syria Premium

Others Also Read