This picture released by Hezbollah's media office on July 6, 2015, shows smoke rising during fighting in the Zabadani area. (The Daily Star/HO)
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Hezbollah and the Syrian army Monday captured the "main entrance" to a key border city that has been scene of intense fighting over the past two weeks, Al-Manar reported.Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched the offensive to retake the town earlier this month, hoping to bolster their control of land routes between Lebanon and Syria.The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, revealed that Hezbollah's overall death toll now stands at 12, while at least 16 Syrian army soldiers and 200 militants have been killed in the battle.Hezbollah and Syrian troops also managed to capture around 43 rebels, the source added.
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