Hezbollah advances on Jabhat Fatah al-Sham positions on the outskirts of Arsal near the Lebanese border with Syria. The Lebanese Army has reinforced security around the town to prevent a spillover of the fighting. (The Daily Star/War Media Center)
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Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV reports six men killed during Saturday's fighting with Jabhat Fatah al-Sham near Arsal have been buried.The Lebanese Army says Ahmad al-Fliti, 48, Arsal's former deputy mayor, who was acting as negotiator between Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and Hezbollah, was killed by a rocket launched by the militant group.The Lebanese Red Cross says it transported seven wounded and around 100 women and children into Arsal from Wadi Hmayed.Hezbollah now controls Taif, Fatah, and Ar-Raya posts on the captured hill after chasing Jabhat Fatah al-Sham militants from their positions.Hezbollah seizes control of 65 percent of territory from Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, security sources tell The Daily Star.The Lebanese Army keeps another group of militants attempting to infiltrate the town of Arsal at bay.The Lebanese Army engages with two more groups of militants attempting to infiltrate Arsal: military source.Fifteen Hezbollah fighters have been killed, with losses among Jabhat Fatah al-Sham – formerly known as the Nusra front -- reaching 48 as of Saturday morning. Eleven militants were captured as Hezbollah seized seven new positions overnight.
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