Syrian army units alongside and resistance fighters controlled several sites in the Qalamoun town of Al-Jibbeh in a surprise attack against terrorists in the region. The militants escaped leaving behind their weapons and ammunition, in light of the continuing progress of Army and resistance forces in the Jibbeh barrens.
The militants had earlier fled the town of Assal al-Ward, which is located about two kilometers northeast of the Lebanese border enclave of Tofeil. Al-Jibbeh is about five kilometers northeast of Assal al-Ward.
The Syrian army and resistance forces were all the day pounding militant positions in the outskirts of Al-Jibbeh, one day after the terrorists withdrew to the area.
On Thursday, Hezbollah and Syrian troops seized five strategic hills in the eastern part of the Qalamoun, taking control over the town of Assal al-Ward and Al-Jibbeh.