Pro- Syrian government fighters are seen in the Qalamoun mountains north of Damascus. (REUTERS/SANA/HO)
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ISIS and Nusra Front militants holed up in Syria's Qalamoun area on the border with Lebanon do not exceed 3,000 and are too weak to wage a large-scale assault on the country, a report said Tuesday.According to the reports which carried data gathered by satellite monitoring, the number of gunmen in Qalamoun is not more than 3,000, scattered over a large geographical area.Their relatively small numbers make them incapable of overrunning and maintaining control of Lebanese territory similar to what ISIS did in Iraq last year when the jihadis swallowed up one-third of the country in a blitz-like offensive.
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