File - Forces loyal to Bashar Assad are seen in the Qalamoun mountains north of Damascus. (REUTERS/SANA/HO)
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Four Hezbollah fighters and five Syrian Army soldiers were killed in fierce clashes with jihadis in the border region of Qalamoun Saturday, security sources told The Daily Star.The sources said militants attacked Hezbollah positions in the Qalamoun village of Flita near the border with Lebanon sparking fierce clashes between them and Hezbollah and the Syrian military. Backed by Hezbollah, the Syrian army took Flita, located only five kilometers from the border with Lebanon, after fierce clashes with rebels last year.
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