Graphic by The Daily Star showing advances by Hezbollah into militant-held territory.
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On the fifth day of its offensive against militant groups in the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday, Hezbollah launched an early operation to seize the last ground from Jabhat Fatah al-Sham's control – around 10 percent of terrain previously held by the group.The Hezbollah affiliated War Media Center reported that Hezbollah forces destroyed three vehicles, a rocket launcher and a guided missile launcher belonging to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham in the outskirts of Arsal.The Free Syrian Army affiliated Saraya Ahl al-Sham withdrew from the offensive on the Arsal outskirts, a source from the group told The Daily Star.Al-Manar reported that Hezbollah fighters seized control of Sarj al-Khourbeh, Akabat Nouh, Talat al-Nisab, and Nisab Heights along the outskirts of Arsal.Fighting intensifies between Hezbollah and militants in the outskirts of Arsal.Syrian warplanes carry out air strikes against militant positions in the outskirts of Arsal.The WMC reported that Hezbollah fighters had advanced into areas in the outskirts of Arsal around militant positions to corner them.
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