Syrian Army Seizes Bomb-Laden Cars in Yabrud Carrying Lebanese License Platesإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Syrian army found on Wednesday a number of explosive-rigged vehicles carrying Lebanese license plates while combing through southwest of the strategic town of Yabrud.
According to the Syrian state television, the Syrian army located a factory for manufacturing bombs in Ras al-Ain village in Yabrud and seized several booby-trapped vehicles carrying Lebanese license plates.
Al-Mayadeen Network said on Thursday that the bomb factory turned out to be a farm in al-Sarkha area near Yabrud.
The channel said that the farm contains several chambers that are specified to manufacture certain explosive material.
On Sunday, the Syrian army seized full control of rebel bastion Yabrud along the Lebanese border.
Yabrud is a strategic prize because of its proximity to the highway and the Lebanese border, across which rebels have smuggled fighters and weapons.
The capture of the town, and continuing army operations in the surrounding area, will sever important supply lines for the rebels as they face army advances on different fronts.
The town's seizure could also pile new pressure on the Lebanese border town Arsal, which is hosting at least 51,000 Syrian refugees, many from the Qalamoun region.
Hizbullah's involvement in Syria has prompted bomb attacks by extremist groups against areas in Lebanon sympathetic to the group, killing mostly civilians.
Hizbullah and Lebanese security forces have said many of the car bombs used in those attacks originated in Yabrud.
The town's fall comes a day after Syria's conflict, which has killed more than 146,000 people, entered its fourth year.