Lebanon's Hezbollah says it killed 20 Syrian al-Qaida fighters

May 10, 2015 19:32

BEIRUT/AMMAN - The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah said on Sunday it had killed over 20 fighters from Syria's al-Qaida wing and destroyed several hideouts and training camps the fighters had set up to launch attacks in Lebanon across the rugged border with Syria.

Hezbollah's television station, Manar, said the Syrian army and the resistance, a reference to Hezbollah, had made "important progress" in their latest assault against Syrian militants opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad's rule.

Hezbollah's leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, vowed on Tuesday that his forces and their Syrian allies would clear the rebels out of the region, which insurgents use as a supply route for arms and fighters.

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