This YouTube grab allegedly shows Hezbollah fighters on the outskirts of Arsal. (The Daily Star/YouTube)
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Hezbollah fighters made major gains over the weekend, recovering large swaths of land on the outskirts of Arsal, including a cave that once housed a senior Nusra Front commander, and killing 26 militants, sources close to Hezbollah told The Daily Star Sunday.As Hezbollah advanced in Arsal, the Nusra Font circulated images on social media of four captured Lebanese servicemen joining its ranks to fight Hezbollah on the outskirts of the northeastern town.Further east, Hezbollah and the Syrian army captured the Al-Hamra-Qusair crossing, which links the outskirts of the Syrian town of Flita to the outskirts of Arsal, Al-Manar said.Al-Manar Saturday said Hezbollah fighters and Syrian army soldiers captured the Sadr al-Bustan hill, thereby taking control of the outskirts of Flita.
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