The Lebanese armed group Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched a joint operation on Friday in which terrorists of the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, the former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda known as al-Nusra Front, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) were flushed out from the height of Tal Burkan on the Syrian-Lebanese border.
The operation is to target terrorists in the Arsal area on the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal, and in areas of the western Qalamoun mountains in Syria .The fighters of Hezbollah and the Syrian army pushed terrorists out from the height of Tal Burkan in the mountainous region of Flita.The fighters of the Lebanese resistance continue their offensive in the direction of the Qanzah area and the Qariah valley.
The Lebanese Shiite militant Hezbollah movement announced that it was launching a military operation against the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham terrorist group on the Lebanese-Syrian border in the mountainous region of Jaroud Arsal from two sides i.e. from the city of Flita on the Syrian territory, and from the Lebanese territory along the eastern mountain ridge.
Jaroud Arsal mountainous border area on the Lebanese-Syrian border is used by terrorists to enter into Syria and also for arms smuggling. It also houses several camps for thousands of Syrian refugees.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said that the government supported the Lebanese army’s plans to hold a massive counterterrorist operation in the area, but noted that there was no coordination between Syrian and Lebanese forces.
Syrian aviation also attacked the terrorists’ sites near the settlements of Flita and Arsal on the border between Lebanon and Syria.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Hezbollah movement had issued a warning that the terror groups had a chance to leave the Aarsal area, otherwise they would launch an operation to fight them.