A Hezbollah fighter aims his weapon on the Syrian side of the Qalamun hills close to the Lebanese borders, May 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO/HO/HEZBOLLAH PRESS OFFICE
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Hezbollah and the Syrian army Thursday swept areas surrounding the Qalamoun region's highest peak for "remaining pockets" of jihadis, one day after capturing the strategic territory in fierce fighting that left dozens of militants dead.The report also said that Hezbollah captured the Dahr al-Hawa peak, located northeast of Lebanese town of Younin.Hezbollah and Syrian army forces also clashed with militants in Jabal al-Barouh in west Qalamoun Thursday, a security source told The Daily Star.Hezbollah officials Thursday commended the party's victory in the Qalamoun, saying that it serves to shield Lebanon from the threat of terrorist attacks.
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