Syrian Troops, Hezbollah Allies Take More Areas Near Lebanon

May 7, 2015 5:31 PM

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An activist group and Hezbollah's TV station say that Syrian government forces and allied fighters from the Lebanese militant group have taken control from Islamic militant fighters of more areas near a Syrian border town.

Al-Manar TV says that dozens of militants were killed or wounded when Syrian troops and "their allies" on Thursday captured an area near the town of Assal al-Ward.

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