On Friday, Hezbollah and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured the Dhalil al-Fakhuriah heights, the al-Hamam valley, the Dhuhur al-Khishin heights, Srj al-al-Quamea’a, the Marties valley and the al-Fakhuriah valley in the Western Qalamoun region at the Syrian-Lebanese border, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
The SAA and Hezbollah also captured Qurnat Tim al-Mal in the southern part of Western Qalamoun. Qurnat Tim al-Mal oversees the ISIS-held al-Shahut crossing on the Syrian-Lebanese border.
The Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news TV channel claimed that 13 fighters from Hezbollah were killed by ISIS fighters on August 24. However, these claims were not confirmed by Hezbollah.
From its side, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) captured Talat al-Adam and Dalil Um al-Gama’a in Jurod Ras Balbak. Moreover, LAF artillery destroyed dozens of ISIS positions and vehicles in Martbaiah valley including two VBIEDs.
The LAF is now preparing to launch the 4th and final phase of its anti-ISIS operation. Meanwhile, no new information about the ongoing negotiation between Hezbollah and ISIS was released.