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Hezbollah repels IS attack on Lebanon-Syria border

Lebanon's Hezbollah repels attack by IS on its positions on the Lebanon-Syria border

Hezbollah repels IS attack on Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT (AP) -- The TV station of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group says they have repelled an attack by Islamic State group fighters in an area on the Lebanon-Syria border.

Al-Manar TV says Tuesday's attack left several IS fighters dead or wounded and three vehicles, including a bulldozer, destroyed.

Hezbollah has been on the offensive in Syria's Qalamoun mountains for weeks and has captured territory from al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front.

Al-Manar said the IS attack targeted several Hezbollah positions outside the Lebanese border village of Ras Baalbek.

Hezbollah is deeply involved in Syria's civil war fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's forces

Updated : 2021-09-25 00:29 GMT+08:00