Hezbollah members carry the coffin of fellow fighter Hamza Zaiter killed during clashes between Hezbollah fighters and gunmen from Nusra Front in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria. (Reuters)

Voice of America: Hezbollah, Nusra Square Up for Rematch

Following recent gains in the north of the country, Syrian rebels and their allies are preparing for a new offensive further south against President Bashar al-Assad’s ally Hezbollah, the Lebanese radical Shi'ite movement, for control of a strategic region on the border with Lebanon.

In initial skirmishes heralding the start of what Lebanese politicians are dubbing a “decisive battle” and prompting fear it will spill over to villages inside Lebanon, al-Qaida affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra and other Islamist fighters shelled Hezbollah and Syrian army positions in the towns of Wadi Barada, Al-Kfeir, Zabadani, Serghaya and Hreira, all very close to the Lebanese border.

More News On Hezbollah - al-Nusra Battles In Syria

Hezbollah Captures Syrian Village From Islamic Militants -- New York Times
Hezbollah captures Syrian village from jihadists -- Times of Israel/AP
Hezbollah captures Syrian village from Nusra Front militants -- Al Arabiya
Hezbollah clashes with Syrian militants in E. Lebanon -- Video news
Hezbollah kills 15 Qalamoun militants in ambush: source -- Daily Star
The Qalamoun battle is coming: Hezbollah -- Daily Star

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