This undated photo shows a Hezbollah fighter gesturing during clashes with Nusra Front militants in the hills surrounding the Syria border province of Qalamoun. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Calm returned to Lebanon's eastern border Monday following fierce fighting between Hezbollah and Nusra Front extremists that left nearly two dozen combatants killed, according to security sources.Hezbollah captured five Nusra militants, the sources said.They said Hezbollah fighters repelled Nusra Front attacks on the party's two main posts – Ain al-Saaa and Mihfara – on the farthest edge of Brital Sunday afternoon. The Nusra Front, however, claimed that it had been attacked by Hezbollah.
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