This picture distributed by al-Manar TV purportedly shows fighters from Hezbollah firing their artillery towards rebels in Qalamoun.
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The Syrian army and Hezbollah Thursday recaptured a large strategic territory in Syria's Qalamoun region following clashes that killed and wounded dozens of jihadis, security sources said, in fresh hostilities that threatened to further drag Lebanon into the Syrian war.Hezbollah and Syrian troops seized five "strategic hills" in the eastern part of Qalamoun, taking control over the towns of Assal al-Ward and Al-Juba, the sources said. There was no immediate report on any casualties among Hezbollah fighters and Syrian troops.Hezbollah said Wednesday its fighters had retaken part of a hilltop in Lebanon's eastern border area known as Khirbat al-Nahla overlooking the Syrian side of Qalamoun.Hezbollah fighters captured a border village there this week.In April 2014, regime forces backed by Hezbollah took control of most of Qalamoun, but hundreds of rebel fighters remain entrenched in the mountainous region.
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