Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT- The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border.
"We are in the face of a very big military victory," Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech. The militants have "effectively lost" most of the land they controlled in the barren, mountainous border region of Jroud Arsal, he added.
His Shi'ite Iranian-backed group was ready to hand over any areas it captures from militants when the Lebanese army requests it, he said.
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