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Report: Hizbullah Fighters Lately Entered Syria to Back Assad Troops

Hizbullah fighters have lately crossed the area of Hawsh al-Sayyed Ali in Hermel to Syria to help Syrian government troops in their fight against rebels, security sources said.

The sources told An Nahar daily published on Friday that the militants from the 910 unit of Hizbullah’s Jihad Council are fighting alongside the Syrian forces in the areas of al-Qussair, Homs and al-Rastan.

Hizbullah has also a strong military presence in the area of Zabadani, the same sources said.

The main battlefront is however in Aleppo where rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad's regime have brought in reinforcements as more government troops have arrived to take part in a generalized counter-offensive.

Meanwhile, an object that cashed in the Younine region of the eastern city of Baalbek earlier in the month was a Mirsad-1 reconnaissance drone operated by Hizbullah, the sources said.

The party was carrying out a test on how to equip the aircraft with explosives to attack specific targets by remote control, they added.


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