This Saturday, May 9, 2015 photo shows a general view of the Syrian border town of Assal al-Ward that is held by government forces, in the Qalamoun region. (AP Photo/Bassem Mroue)
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Hezbollah and the Syrian army seized two hilltops Tuesday from Islamist fighters in the Qalamoun region, in the latest in a series of gains following more than a week of clashes in the border area.The most recent positions captured by the Syrian army and its Lebanese allies in the Qalamoun region will prevent militants from launching attacks at the Bekaa Valley, Al-Manar said.Al-Manar said that militants who withdrew from hills and villages captured by Hezbollah and the Syrian army in Qalamoun are now positioned in Talit Moussa, the highest hilltop in the Qalamoun mountains.Hezbollah and the Syrian Army will likely advance towards Talit Moussa that is considered as one of the most strategic positions in the Qalamoun mountain range.
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