5,000 Hezbollah, Iranian fighters spearhead battles near Israeli borders

February 15, 2015 10:52 AM

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DAMASCUS: As many as 5,000 fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah backed by Iranian and Syrian fighters are spearheading the current battles against the rebels in southern Syria, close to the borders with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a monitoring group reported Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the battle in southern Syria, specifically the triangle between southern the capital Damascus, southern Qunaitera and northern Daraa provinces, aimed at capturing key hills and towns that fell to the rebels in recent months.

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