Syrian Troops, Hizbullah Advance in Zabadani


Syrian government forces backed by Hizbullah have advanced from different directions in the mountain resort of Zabadani near the border with Lebanon, Syrian state media reported.

Syrian opposition groups have accused the government and Hizbullah of displacing thousands of Sunnis from areas along the border with Lebanon and preventing them from returning to their homes.

Syrian troops and Hizbullah have been besieging Zabadani since early July, and have faced strong resistance from gunmen inside the resort.

Syria's state news agency SANA said Wednesday that the fighting has left dozens of militants dead.

The capture of Zabadani would tighten Hizbullah's grip on Syrian territories bordering Lebanon and help secure the highway linking Beirut with the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Hizbullah has said it is fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's forces to protect Lebanon from Sunni extremists.

Comments 22
Thumb joebustani 06 August 2015, 09:00

bless anyone person, entity, brigade, organization or country that inflicts pain and suffering, death and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia and its supporters, members, or followers wherever they maybe.

Thumb Mystic 06 August 2015, 11:09

Not Lebanon, but I am certainly an enemy of you people.

Thumb Mystic 06 August 2015, 12:12

Well since you are asking so nicely, a Saudi Apache helicopter was shot down in Hajja - Yemen, yesterday.

Thumb eagledawn 06 August 2015, 12:29

lol @Mystic.... ! Iranian news agency;)

Thumb Mystic 06 August 2015, 12:41

You expect the Saudis to admit it?
They lost lots of soldiers at the border and inside Yemen.

Ansarullah fighters do not give up, they have nothing to lose.

Thumb ashtah 06 August 2015, 12:48

you people are amazing! you make it like the houthis are the victims and have nothing to lose, when they were the ones who attacked and occupied every city in yemen.

Thumb Mystic 06 August 2015, 13:43

More good news, this time from Naharnet.

Thumb eagledawn 06 August 2015, 13:52

"You expect the Saudis to admit it? "
strange ya Mystic, strange! Why did the Saudis admit it this time?;))

Thumb Mystic 06 August 2015, 14:06

Sometimes it is hard to conceal evidence old friend, especially with so many casualties.

Thumb -phoenix1 06 August 2015, 17:12

Mystic, maybe this will dampen your pompousness a little, enjoy:

Default-user-icon George (Guest) 07 August 2015, 17:23

@ joebustany: man you and shiakiller should form a holy
union. You 2 cannot be in Saudi's pockets because I dont
think even they would be so low!!! But you are in somebody's
pocket boys, no doubt. You have an abvious hatred of Iranians.
You must have your reasons, be it personal, family reasons or
historical. The main problem here is that what you support is the
most inhuman and shameful extremism that has no validity , no
justification. Not even phoenics1 would support you lot. He seems
more civilised.

Thumb Mystic 06 August 2015, 09:04

Except for the fact that there is no civilians in Zabadani now, ISIS and Nusra have driven them out a long time ago.

The Resistance are purifying those border areas now, no chance for you takfiris.

Thumb Mystic 06 August 2015, 10:14

Zabadani will soon be finished, it is the takfiris last stronghold along the Lebanese border.

Thumb jaafar.ibn.iblees 06 August 2015, 10:20

is that a martyred iranian jihadi terrorist family in your avatar?

Thumb ashtah 06 August 2015, 12:37

takfiris... you mean like this man and his wife?
بالفيديو: عسكري من جيش الأسد يتفنن بتعذيب رجل وزوجته

Thumb Mystic 06 August 2015, 12:49

astah, it is funny how Lebanese forces accuses others of killing civilians, when they are well known and renowned for their genocides against unarmed civilians.

Thumb -phoenix1 06 August 2015, 17:09

Mystic, when the going gets tough, resort to insane and wild accusations. I told you before, the LF are a mirror of th realities on the ground, when we have people like you shouting Allahul Akbar, Al Mawt Illal Kouffarr, we too know how to react. In peacetime when you behave as a true patriot, we can sit with you at the same table and hold civilized talks as siblings, but when you want to use the street to push for your ambitions, sadly for you, the LF will cut you down dead stop. For someone killing defenseless civilians in Syria, you do have the nerve to shift the rails on others. All you did all these years was simply to help carve out that Mini-Alawite State, no more, no less, the rest is sheer party propaganda, North Korean style quite naturally.

Missing humble 06 August 2015, 10:11

No one can deny that Ebola is a disease.

Thumb Mystic 06 August 2015, 10:51

You mean takfiris fighting for the caliphate you want to be part of.

Thumb ashtah 06 August 2015, 12:49

takfiris... you mean like this man and his wife?
بالفيديو: عسكري من جيش الأسد يتفنن بتعذيب رجل وزوجته

Thumb irani 06 August 2015, 17:56

S.O.S... IN DANGEROUS ...S.O.S... Mr Hathan Nasrallah send more Shit fighter defends Syrian to holy Jihad become Martyrdella for God is very good fight Mecca Sionist takfir....S.O.S...

Thumb whyaskwhy 07 August 2015, 08:41

lol you have a lisp too? lets hope he sends all his shit fighters to meet their doom too. lol Hathan will thurly be thilly happy!